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Spring is Coming

Saturday, March 23rd 2019

We have waited patiently, (well if you have been reading the blogs that statement is not really true - we have been very impatient!) for Primroses to appear.  They are now to be found showing their beautiful lemon yellow heads in many places across the reserve.  A real taste of Spring.

Primrose

Another Spring flower is the Dandelion.  Although often called a weed it does provide food for the early insects on the wing.

Dandelion

Larch is a deciduous conifer and just before the green needles burst their buds the red female flowers appear.

Female Larch flower

The Field Centre walls are a resting place for moths and this Engrailed was moved onto the logs for a decent photograph.  Other visitors included Hebrew Character, Clouded Drab, Early Tooth Stripe and March Moth.

Engrailed moth

Out on the moor the ponies are still enjoying the company of the diggers which are continuing the work on Spigot Mere, now that the ground has dried.

Diggers still working

As we walked across the moor the ponies were distracted from the diggers as they thought we may be bringing hay.  

Ponies


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