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A Misty Day

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

The mist hung over the reserve all day today and at times it was disorientating! Volunteers were hard at work and cleared away trees that were the casualties of last week's gale force winds. A Scots Pine, two Alder and three Sitka Spruce trees were all felled as they had been blown partly over. The conifers were hung up and provided Richard and his chainsaw with quite a challenge. Meanwhile, the lack of breeze meant that John could try his hand at smoke signals!

Volunteer with bonfire

Whilst clearing Gorse along one of the main paths several fungi and lichens were discovered. This beautiful Cladonia was discovered by John.

Cladonia

John also photographed these Juniper berries.

Juniper berries

Work is continuing on the lake and some of the car parks are being re-surfaced so please be patient if you visit this week. Several Curlew have been seen up on the moor and a Buzzard was also seen flying over there. The frogs seem to be quiet just now but it won't be long till the Toads make themselves known!


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