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Ribblehead Viaduct -16th January – Nature Diary

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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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Polypodium cambricum (Southern Polypody) NATURE DIARY 7th February 2022

 CHECK BELOW THIS BLOG FOR THE FULL NATURE BLOG INDEX (SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF PAGE…)(Click here for “My Lichen Diary”)NATURE DIARYMonday 7th February 2022 – Fantasizing aboutPolypodium cambricum (Southern Polypody)Out of the regular three, It’s the…

Brantwood – Coniston – Home of W.J. Linton and later John Ruskin – NATURE DIARY Tues 1st February 2022

 Full Blog Index below (scroll to bottom of page)Tuesday 1st February 2022 – Brantwood, Coniston – the home of W.J. Linton and later John RuskinPhoto: Brantwood – Feb 1st 2022I find it so interesting and such a privilege to peruse the gardens of B…

Nature Blog Diary (from 6th December 2021)

 CHECK BELOW THIS BLOG FOR THE FULL NATURE BLOG INDEX (SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF PAGE…)NATURE DIARYMonday 6th December 2021Today I returned to Dalton Crags to search out the Blue Roundhead (Stropharia caerulea) which for some unknown reason I forgot t…

LICHEN PHOTOS FROM HUTTON ROOF (from 25th Nov 2021)

 CHECK OUT EVEN MORE NATURE BLOG LINKS BELOW (SCROLL DOWN)My LICHEN diary (from 25th Nov 2021)3rd December 2021 – Dalton Crags (lower)This is most likely to be: Cladonia pyxidataBut other possibilities are: C. pocillum, C. chlorophaea ag…

ELFIN SADDLE FUNGI (HELVELLA LACUNOSA) 22nd Nov 21 – Dalton Crags

 ALSO CHECK OUT LINKS TO MORE OF MY BLOGS BELOWElfin Saddle fungi  (Helvella lacunosa) 22ndNovember 2021 – Dalton Crags. A strange looking mushroom I found amongst the leaf litter on the floor beneath a Beech tree in Woodland making u…

Money Spiders (Erigone) are "ballooning or kiting" (Wednesday 3rd November 2021)

 (Check out more blogs below)Money Spiders are “ballooning” or “Kiting”.Even whilst vismigging one can just sit and relax during the quieter times.  The weather was reasonably still and bright and I was relaxed just watching the nature go by …

VISIBLE BIRD MIGRATION OVER BURTON IN KENDAL (AUTUMN 2021)

 Photo: Redwing thanks to Craig BellVisible Bird Migration over Burton In Kendal – Autumn 2021I am hoping to get started proper from this coming weekend.Thursday 9th September 2021Just did a brief check this morning over on Whinn Yeates, but nothi…

The Gentians

 Autumn Gentian (Gentianella amarella)Photo: Autumn Gentian – 27th August 2021 – Holme Stinted PasturesWe do get Autumn Gentians throughout Hutton Roof, although the bulk of them seem to be on the more North West side known as Holme Stinted Pastur…

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Black Bryony – Tamus communis

17th June 2021 – ClawthorpeThis is a very unusual looking plant which instantly took my eye. I like the beautiful shapes of the leaves and especially the large size and the transparency of the early flower culminating with the flower absorbing into the…