Rangers and Rain

Monday, September 25th 2017

It was a wet start which made the various checks that we do a little damp. The previous day we had a small group of Dales Young Rangers and the weather was perfect outdoor work weather.

This group were to help us with a few tasks like raking up the Wetland Orchard,

then a brief presentation before heading out for a guided walk. Thank you to them for all their hard work. 

Today was slightly different with plenty of office work to do as well as raking up some more grass,

…. and repairing one of the pond dams that was leaking.

I noticed this lousewort, which threw me as I thought it flowered earlier on the rather wet flower meadow, so it may be Marsh Lousewort. This Lousewort grows in the damp acid soils of heaths, bogs and moors. It is semi-parasitic on the roots of other plants that grow in close proximity to it.

....but generally even in the wet weather the wetland looks beautiful.


 


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