Still Winter Colours

Saturday, March 14th 2015

By this time of year we are hoping that there will be some colour around the reserve.  Adam tried to convince us that Foxglove looked greener, not sure if he succeeded.  The reed bed is brown.

Reed bed

 This lichen has its fruiting bodies, but they too are brown.

Lichen with brown fruiting bodies

Italian Alder is in flower and with some imagination there could be a hint of red and orange.

After rain the sun comes out and highlights the green of the moss.

Moss in the sunshine

A pool was uncovered as the Gorse was cleared on the moor and it is red.  These sphagnum filled ponds have their own unique flora and fauna.

Sphagnum moss

However all is not lost, there is some colour, Gorse is flowering!

Gorse


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