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Warmer!

Saturday, December 9th 2017

No it is not warmer but I am writing this sitting in the warm, waiting for the snow to arrive!  I thought that it would be nice to have some colour on the blog, so some totally unrelated photos from warmer weather.

One flower that always catches us out on our flower walks, is Large Bittercress, usually only growing in the Scrapes.

Large Bittercress

Cowslips used to grow in net ride 50/51 but have not been seen there for several years.  They are doing well at the start of the Sycamore Avenue.

Cowslip

Early Marsh Orchids only grow in one area of Foxglove.

Early Marsh Orchid

The Crab Apple trees blossomed well and produced a great deal of fruit, which has now fallen from the trees and lies uneaten on the ground.

Crab Apple

Late summer warmth encourages Common Darters to sunbathe before setting off to hunt for insects amongst the flowers.

Common Darter

Depending on the weather, bird ringing takes place throughout the year and it is always a huge pleasure to see a Kingfisher in the ringing room.

Kingfisher


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