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Mixed weather for Foxglove visitors

Saturday, July 4th 2009

Mixed weather today meant that Middleton Tyas School, who were here with 50 children, had a dry, sunny morning and a very wet afternoon. Elizabeth and Jenny, who came to help, led a mini-beast hunt during the morning with half the group, whilst the others did a habitat walk along the beck. The younger children, who came in the afternoon, had a very wet walk around. The rain was good for spotting toads and frogs who were taking advantage of the rain to jump across the paths. The slugs were also out in force.

The hot sunshine and heavy rain has meant that you can almost see the vegetation growing! The brambles and nettles seem to be growing at least a foot a day!! Needless to say after the school had gone the rest of the day was taken up with strimming and cutting back.

The Speckled Wood and Meadow Brown buuterflies were flying despite the rain.


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