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No White Christmas

Friday, December 25th 2015

To some winter is not winter unless there is snow.  Snow turns Foxglove into a special winter wonderland, as happened in February 2013.  Our old Ash tree grows at an angle just ready to catch any snow that falls.

Snow on the Ash

So far this winter it has been wet and is raining yet again on Christmas Day.  The lake is full and the weir overflows.

The weir

Risedale Beck rises quickly and with all the rain coming down the beck, the dams looks in need of repair once the water level has fallen.

One of the dams along Risedale Beck

The flower walk took place early this month, on the 23rd, and managed to dodge all the rain.  Only four species of flower were recorded in flower, Ivy, Daisy, Gorse and Germander Speedwell.  Binoculars along Risedale Beck found no Primroses, although some pale yellow leaves were carefully examined.

However there was a surprise hanging on tightly to a vertical post of a bridge, a Grey Shoulder-knot moth. (Hope we have ID'd this correctly as it is so long since we have had any moths to ID!)

Grey Shoulder-knot moth


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