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prevailing weather

Folklore states that the moss on trees grows on the damp side and can be used to indicate the direction of prevailing winds, should you ever need to know this and can’t work it out by easier methods. Anyway it seems to work on the Lane, with the moss being on the south side of this ash tree and the lichen on the north. The wind usually comes from the south and blows up the lane.

moss and lichen ash thumbnail
(south on the left)

Species to be confirmed!