Category: I Love Arnside & Silverdale

Rest of the Easter Weekend – Just local but lots happening (Nature Notes 15th April to 18th April 2022) Nice Moschatell Photos, New False Oxlip with 6 petals etc.

 And check out more blogs at the bottom of the page.So continuing over the Easter Weekend, I just had to get more and more exercise and what better than Slape Lane here in Burton, together with visits to local woodlands and checking out Lancelot C…

False Oxlip, New superlarge Colony of Moschatel, Start of Geums etc etc (Nature Diary for Thursday 14th April 2022) Burton In Kendal, Cumbria

Also please check further blogs at the bottom of the page. A lovely spring morning and I was desparate to get out and explore some of our local countryside, woodlands and areas close to home near Slape Lane.I huffed and I puffed (literally) armed …

Wood Anemone (Anemone nemorosa) – Nature Diary – 2nd April 2022.

 CHECK FULL BLOG INDEX BELOW (SCROLL DOWN)It is seen plentiful in the woodland areas especially and sometimes intermingled with Sweet Woodruff and Bluebells.  Occasionally you may even be lucky enough to spot it on the open pavements were it …

Blue Moor Grass (Sesleria caerulea) DIARY NOTES AND PHOTOS

 (Blog Index below)Who does not love Blue Moor Grass? It is starting to show up again on Hutton Roof. It’s such an attractive purple colour.When I find it I like to look closeby to see if there are variants in colours which can usually be found.&n…

Chiffchaffs of Burton In Kendal – Arriving from 12th onwards

 Diary notes for 17th March 2022. Full Blog Index below (scroll to bottom of page)Lots of us are by now are getting excited! hoping to see the very first Chiffchaff of the year. Well they are here, there and everywhere with records turning up…

Brantwood, Coniston (Friday 11th March 2022) DIARY NOTES

 Full Blog Index below (scroll to bottom of page)How can one not love Ruskin’s Brantwood on the banks of the Coniston? a special place with lots of different things to see on every visit! Today it was nice to say hello to the Cave Spiders at Brant…

Daphne Mezereone – 4th March 2022 – Holme Stinted Pastures

 Full Blog Index below (scroll to bottom of page)Friday 4th March 2022 – Daphne Mezereone – Holme Stinted Pastures. DIARY NOTES – Last photos of the year.Showing the Daphne Mezereone No.2 plant at its very best before it starts dying back. The flo…

Polypodium interjectum or Western Polypody (Bifid examples) Nature Diary – 16th February 2022 – Burton In Kendal

 

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I discovered this plant about two years ago and almost immediately noted its striking differences in particular towards the pinnae ends which on the majority (but not all) of the fronds took on this bifid (or forked end appearance). Even more striking was later in the year to find that some of the pinnae actually had developed into a three fork situation, but still to be called bifid.  (Monday 4th Feb 2019) 

Photos taken 4th February 2019 – Low Gables, Vicarage Ln, Burton In Kendal. Fine examples of P. Interjectum – Bifid examples (forked)


Photos taken 4th February 2019 – Low Gables, Vicarage Ln, Burton In Kendal. Fine examples of P. Interjectum – Bifid examples (forked)


Photos taken 4th February 2019 – Low Gables, Vicarage Ln, Burton In Kendal. Fine examples of P. Interjectum – Bifid examples (forked)


Photos taken 4th February 2019 – Low Gables, Vicarage Ln, Burton In Kendal. Fine examples of P. Interjectum – Bifid examples (forked)


Photos taken 4th February 2019 – Low Gables, Vicarage Ln, Burton In Kendal. Fine examples of P. Interjectum – Bifid examples (forked)


Photos taken 4th February 2019 – Low Gables, Vicarage Ln, Burton In Kendal. Fine examples of P. Interjectum – Bifid examples (forked)


Photos taken 4th February 2019 – Low Gables, Vicarage Ln, Burton In Kendal. Fine examples of P. Interjectum – Bifid examples (forked)


(below)  and finally I want to show you examples I found in Holme Stinted Pastures back in 20th February 2019.


Thank you Julian


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12th Feb 2021 – Just starting to see new growth etc

Thr 11th February 2021 – Early movement and Spring Bird Migration over Burton In Kendal.

Tues 9th February 2021 – Intertwined

17th Dec 2020 – Finding a new Polypodium cambricum on HRoof Crags

Thursday 19th November 2020 – Nice stroll or wander with fabulous wonders and my December copy for the local magazine – SEE BLOG BELOW THESE LINKS…..

CHECKING OUT SOUTHERN POLYPODY AND BLACK SPLEENWORT PLUS FUNGI, FUNGI AND MORE FUNGI – Click here

Another recent blog on”The best moments of vis so far this year – click here

 2020 Visible Bird Migration records 

“Strange Polypodium Interjectum found in Burton (17th Oct 2020)

Cloud and Sunrise photo blog – click here

The new Orchid book “Britains Orchids” by Sean Cole and Mike Waller – please click this link for details.

Varieties of our local Hutton Roof Gentians and the reason for the 50/50 Purple and White, plus my research survey results. Plus “Upland Enchanters Nightshade (circae x intermedia)

 More Autumn Gentian photos (2020) can be seen here

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Daphne Mezereone (Hutton Roof side) and checking P. Cambricum – Nature Diary Mon 14th Feb 2022 – East sides of Hutton Roof.

Daphne Mezereone – Nature Diary 9th February 2022 – Stints

 

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Daphne Mezereone – Nature Diary 9th February 2022 – Stints

Photo: Daphne Mezereone Specimen 2 – Hutton Roof North side – 9th February 2022


Daphne Mezereone – Specimen 1 and Specimen 2 – Holme Stints

It was time to check out the Daphne Mezereone and I now reckon one more week will be spot on for Specimen 2 of which I have plenty of photos taken today which you can see below.

Sadly this year could well be the demise of Specimen 1 unless some miracle happens, I have seen this happen now with lots of Mezereone. It does still have a small amount of ripened buds but purely a token (see photo).

I also did a thorough check out to see if I could find anymore but nothing showing today.  But nice again to check the large interjectums (Polypodium interjectum) which are well at home in the fork of a medium sized hawthorn tree.  There are some good large boulders in this area which would support cambricum but again I could not find any today.

(above) is Specimen 1 which I found about 6 years ago, but sadly in the last three years it has deteriorated. The specimen is built on vintage gorse rooting which is showing signs of crumbling and as such has loosened the Daphne plant. Although it seems firmly fixed directly below it is vunerable by being so loose and swinging from side to side has the wind takes it, I have managed to temporarily trap it to stop if swinging.  Perhaps it could be side pinned or re-inforced some way. (A job at the end of flowering – IF!)

Moving on to Specimen 2 which is doing well and in full flower with scores of buds still waiting to open fully, I guess maybe one week to see the full showing.  But even today it looked well and here are a few photos.


And one or two other bits from this afternoon. 


Very large interjectums

Its now time for me to go over on the East side of Hutton Roof to check out our other Mezereones.


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12th Feb 2021 – Just starting to see new growth etc

Thr 11th February 2021 – Early movement and Spring Bird Migration over Burton In Kendal.

Tues 9th February 2021 – Intertwined

17th Dec 2020 – Finding a new Polypodium cambricum on HRoof Crags

Thursday 19th November 2020 – Nice stroll or wander with fabulous wonders and my December copy for the local magazine – SEE BLOG BELOW THESE LINKS…..

CHECKING OUT SOUTHERN POLYPODY AND BLACK SPLEENWORT PLUS FUNGI, FUNGI AND MORE FUNGI – Click here

Another recent blog on”The best moments of vis so far this year – click here

 2020 Visible Bird Migration records 

“Strange Polypodium Interjectum found in Burton (17th Oct 2020)

Cloud and Sunrise photo blog – click here

The new Orchid book “Britains Orchids” by Sean Cole and Mike Waller – please click this link for details.

Varieties of our local Hutton Roof Gentians and the reason for the 50/50 Purple and White, plus my research survey results. Plus “Upland Enchanters Nightshade (circae x intermedia)

 More Autumn Gentian photos (2020) can be seen here

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