Author: Bryan Yorke

11th August 2020 – General Catch up (Gentians, Rare Southern Polypody, Common Polypody, Helleborines, plus….

Dark Stemmed Hybrids (Epipactis helleborine led)Primula vulgaris and Primula veris (Primrose and Cowslip)Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) and Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)Northern Greenland Wheatear (Oenanthe o. leucorrhoa)Rb Fot…

20th July 2020 – General Catch Up with Flowers and Ferns and Views etc….

Most of my time over the last month has been tied up with my studies of the beautiful Dark Red Helleborine (Epipactis atrorubens and should you wish to catch up with some of the specimens I encountered please check the diary pages by clicking hereGetti…

25th June 2020 – Snippets of Wealth – PALE ST JOHN’S WORT (Montanum) also Caterpillar eating ANGULAR SOLOMONS SEAL (Odoratum) plus…

I set out today to check out another pavement, but this time within Lancelot Clark Storth were the Hybrid No.1 specimen resides. Sadly it has gone – completely! it was OK a month or so back when I checked, but some little blighter has taken it down.It …

22nd June 2020 – Snippets of Wealth – includes: RUSTY BACK FERN, SQUINANCYWORT, DARK RED HELLEBORINES ETC ETC.

(Below) I was lucky yesterday to find a small population of asplenium ceterach (Rusty Back Fern) on Hutton Roof, only the fourth population I have ever recorded on HR.  There were three separate colonies to which you see the individual groups belo…

19th June 2020 – Snippets of Wealth – Carline Thistle, Dark Red Helleborine, Squinancywort, Lily of the Valley etc

Asperula cynanchica – SquinancywortPhoto: Burton Fell (CWT) on 20th June 2020It was great to see my first Squinancywort of the year and more so to see something I have never seen before.  Whenever I have seen this species over the years it tends t…

15th June 2020 – Snippets of Wealth – Whitethroats, Butterflies and Orchids

A beautiful sedge on my walk todayToday I decided to check out some of the Hutton Roof Orchids, and on my way up had 3 separate Whitethroats singing away, it was lovely and made you want to stop and listen to them properly.  They were all at the u…

29th May 2020 – Snippets of Wealth – Adders Tongue Fern, Mountain Everlasting etc.

29th May 2020 – Holme Stinted Pastures and Holme Park FellToday I wanted to check out the recent find of Antennaria dioica – Mountain Everlasting on Holme Stints.  Still about 20 in number but had progressed little since my last visit a coupl…

27th May 2020 – Snippets of Wealth –

Today (27th May 2020) was a check out in Lancelot Clark Storth (CWT).I decided to check out 3 populations of the Polygonatum odoratum (Angular Solomons Seal) and was caught out just how far on they had got. In the majority of cases the flower was alrea…