Again - Water Droplets!

Thursday, March 26th 2015

When the rain stopped the reserve was left glistening with droplets of water.  This tiny piece of lichen was almost covered with water.  Its reflection can be seen in the rain drop.

Lichen with its rain drop.

The furry male flowers of the willow were also covered in rain drops, some defying gravity.

Willow flowers

During the flower walk yesterday, twelve flowers, in flower, were recorded but willow was not one of them.  Today looking up instead of down, a large willow near the boundary fence was seen in full bloom.   These are the male flowers.  Whilst photographing them, on the camera's full zoom, a bee was seen feeding.  At this time of year the catkins provide a welcome source of food for many insects.

Willow catkins

The work volunteers do varies, no two days are the same.  Yesterday the flower walk was carried out and the activity sheets were prepared for the holidays.  Today, dams and drains were checked and some volunteers were involved in learning about what activities we carry out on our educational visits.  A huge thank you to every one.


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