Author: Bryan Yorke

Diary Post – Snippets Friday March 6th 2020 –

Friday March 6th 2020 -FernsFirst scollie (Harts Tongue) croziers of the year in Dalton Crags this morning.BirdsLarge numbers of Chaffinch feeding up in Dalton Crags, also a pair of Stonechats (regulars) on breeding territory in the Crags, 2 Meadow Pip…

Diary Post for 4th March 2020 – Ferns today – Cambricum etc, Nobbly trees, orchids etc etc.

(Southern Polypody) – Polypodium Cambricum No.1 which lies down a gryke on LCS (CWT)Photo: 4th March 2020(Southern Polypody) – Polypodium Cambricum No.2 which lies on top of a large limestone boulder within a woodland on LCS (CWT)Photo: 4th M…

Diary post for End of Feb and up to 2nd March 2020

2020 was a poor year for this particular Daphne MezereoneHolme Stinted Pastures, Hutton Roof. Left side was how it looked in 2019 and Right side how it was a few days ago.40 plus Skylarks still “held up” in fields Vicarage Ln, BIKWell well, I have…

RIGID BUCKLER FERN on Hutton Roof

Some recent Blogs with quick links:-  Dryopteris sub-montana (Rigid Buckler Fern) on Hutton Roof, Cumbria Polygonatum odoratum (Angular Solomons Seal) on Hutton Roof, Cumbria.StarlingsA Beech Mast YearChaffinch – large numbers …

Status and distribution – Polygonatum odoratum (Angular Solomon’s Seal) on Hutton Roof

Some recent Blogs with quick links:- Status and distribution of Polygonatum odoratum (Angular Solomons Seal) on Hutton Roof, Cumbria.StarlingsA Beech Mast YearChaffinch – large numbers overwintering/high beech mast yields Crossbills&nbsp…

Diary Post for Thursday 13th February 2020

“Signalling Love”Pecker, not one but two doth drum and prod and peck those rotted trunks.Belated echo from this side to that side and back with just the lane between,Whilst Nuthatch calls fast whip, whip, whip, but never so fast as pecker pecks.Bordere…

PRIMULA Vulgaris and P. Veris (PRIMROSE AND COWSLIP) ON Hutton Roof.

Some recent Blogs with quick links:- Primula vulgaris and Primula veris (Primrose and Cowslip)StarlingsA Beech Mast YearChaffinch – large numbers overwintering/high beech mast yields Crossbills (chicks in late December etc)Holly Fer…

Starling – A shebby of delight…

Some recent Blogs with quick links:- StarlingsA Beech Mast YearChaffinch – large numbers overwintering/high beech mast yields Crossbills (chicks in late December etc)Holly Ferns on Hutton Roof and how they are fairing2019 a exc…

Beech Mast "A Mast Year"

Showing a typical beech tree laden with mast (2020)I probably would not have given it a second thought about there being large amounts of beech mast this year until I started investigating just why were there so many Chaffinch and Woodpigeons over-wint…

CHAFFINCH – Exceptionally large numbers overwintering in Dalton Crags

Some recent Blogs with quick links:- CrossbillsHolly Ferns on Hutton Roof and how they are fairing2019 a exceptional year for the berriesA very special Orchid – A branched Epipactis atrorubensRedwing at roost (Birdy Brow-Kemple End)…