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


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:







Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

How many months are there in one year? (2 character(s) required)


Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

News from the North and Foxglove Sightings

Posted 24th June 2018

Firstly more news from the North.  For several years the team have found a Barn Owl's nest on an island.  There have been eggs and…

Read More

Swallow Tales

Posted 23rd June 2018

At this time of year there are many summer wildlife visitors to the UK. Barn Swallows, Swifts, Sand Martins and House Martins all belong to…

Read More

Mole madness and other sightings

Posted 22nd June 2018

We've seen four Moles above ground today, most likely as a consequence of their invertebrate prey being scarce and/or the ground being particularly hard due…

Read More

Tidying the Green Route

Posted 21st June 2018

The group have achieved a great deal during our tidying of the Green Route today. We started the morning with boardwalk repairs and removing vegetation…

Read More
 
 
 

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |