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Ambling Along

Sunday, February 4th 2018

It was lovely and sunny with very little wind, so I took the opportunity to wander around Foxglove to look to see what was about.  Lark and Taurus were standing contemplatively on the moor.

Lark

Taurus

From something large to something small.  Some of the mosses still had water droplets covering them.

Water droplets covering moss

Other moss capsules had released their spores as could be seen by the open caps.

Open moss capsules

Self-heal is not the most attractive of summer flowers but the seed heads are much more distinguished.

Self-heal Seed head

Not a single insect was observed, not even the Stoneflies that usually sit on all the bridge rails right through the winter.  A Robin was feeding along a path edge and judging by the way it was moving it was finding some tiny insects to eat.

Robin

Most of the berries in the centre of the reserve have been eaten or fallen to the ground, even the Rose Hips have disappeared, but on the moor the Holly tree is still covered with red berries.

Holy Tree with berries

Ambling along off the moor, listening to the bird song rather than observing what was around me, something red caught my eye and I was rather taken aback by a Holly tree with berries on it!  I wonder if they do not taste nice?  Or could it be the birds and small mammals are leaving them in reserve to be eaten if winter turns severe again?

Red Holly berries


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