Author: Bryan Yorke

Snippets of Wealth – Wed 11th September 2019 – Field Gentian, Autumn Gentian and More

If you want to check out the 2019 VISIBLE BIRD MIGRATION PAGES then please click over the following link: https://arnsidesilverdale.blogspot.com/2019/09/2019-visible-bird-migration-reports.htmlGentianella campestris – Field GentianPhoto: Hutton Ro…

Autumn Gentians (Gentianella amarella) Found some at last!

Yes it turned out a great morning having at last manage to find more Autumn Gentians.  None were at my regular sites which this year like last year all recorded NIL, but a little further to the East and I was surprised to find at least a further 1…

2019 Visible Bird Migration Reports (September to November)

Met charts from 1200hrs on Monday 9th September 2019Vismig from Whinn Yeates, Clawthorpe Rd, Burton In Kendal 0630hrs toWind ENE 2mph, 8c, 99% cloud, 1017mb pressure – sunrise 0630hrsREPORTS LATER

Snippets of Wealth – Saturday 7th September 2019 – Hardy Orchid Society Meeting – Leeds

Jon Dunn and yours truly at the Hardy Orchid Society, LeedsIt was great to have been invited by Alan Gendle to be a guest at the Hardy Orchid Society meeting in Leeds and especially to meet up with one of my old friends Jon Dunn who a couple of years a…

Snippets of Wealth – Thr 5th September 2019 – Dalton Crags – Dryopteris and Stump Puffballs

On leaving the car park at Dalton Crags and heading up through the snicket to the gate I noticed that there are several dryopteris (Male Ferns) on the right hand side and the full colony show signs of variations with crested tips and other abnorma…

Snippets of Wealth – Wed 4th September 2019 – Scollies (Harts Tongue Ferns) in Pickles Wood

Asplenium scolopendrium (Harts Tongue Fern)Pickles Wood – Lancelot Clark Storth (CWT)Probably I am late this year, but I enjoy searching the scollies in Pickles Wood, I’ll bet there are thousands to go at in all shapes and sizes, but you really do need…

Snippets of Wealth – Monday 2nd September 2019 – Farleton Fell/Newbiggin – Gentianella amarella (Autumn Gentian)

Gentianella Amarella (Autumn Gentian) – Click overPhoto: Farleton Fell – Hutton Roof 2nd September 2019Well here we are a little beauty, a good strong large plant but it remained closed today and you could not blame it! with it being largely overcast w…

Snippets of Wealth – Thursday 29th August 2019 – Hutton Roof – Westmorlandii etc

I set my agenda today to go up high on the local fells and check out scores of hazel bushes intermingled on the beautiful once seabed and now a limestone pavement. Compact stunted Hazels bushes spewing out their triploid white/green kernals before the …

Snippets of Wealth – Tuesday 27th August 2019 – Dalton Crags – Hutton Roof Ploverlands

Painted Lady today in Dalton CragsPhoto: 27th August 2019 – Dalton CragsYes I do agree with friends – they have been saying all week that the Painted Ladies along with it’s cousins Vanessa atalanta’s (Red Admirals) have been constantly moving through S…

Snippets of Wealth – Saturday 24th August 2019 – Holme Stinted Pastures – FIELD GENTIANS

Gentianella campestris (Field Gentian) on Holme Stinted PasturesPhoto: 24th August 2019It was a very nice surprise to learn from both Peter and Richard that the Gentians I had found a few days ago on Holme Stinted Pastures were not Autumn Gentians but …