Risedale Beck floods

Friday, May 22nd 2009

Today we had some really heavy rain showers. As you can see Risedale Beck really floods up and the muddy water was really rushing along this afternoon.

Risedale Beck

The students from Askham Bryan came to find out about surveying for plants and fungi. Despite the rain we went to three different habitats - the heathland, the beck and the moorland. They found plenty of fungi in the wet undergrowth, including Fairies' Bonnets, Puff Balls and Sulphur Tufts.

On the moorland they found Milkwort, Lousewort and Tormentil in flower among many others.

Meanwhile we had 8 people from the Trefoil Guild who had come for a guided walk. They were led around the Discovery Trail and enjoyed their visit even if they did need rain coats.


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