Category: Haslingden Grane Nature Site

Haslingden Grane Nature Site 2010-08-12 17:01:00

I am currently unable to offer more recent postings for my Grane Site, because I have moved out of the district and been living in Cumbria for the past twelve months. Although very occasionally I will try and post the odd blog about Grane, but If you o…

Frogspawn at Calf Hey….

Thanks Clifford (Hargreaves) for sending in this great photo of frogspawn on Calf Hey (taken on 23rd March 2010). Please click over photo to enlarge…The outer channel of the Reservoir seems to be a regular place for this obvious main Social Gathering…

New Mosses & Crustacean to the Grane List.

Thanks to Peter Jepson (Ecologist), I have now been able to add a further 9 species of Spagnum to the Mosses of Grane List. These were identified on Haslingden and Oswaldtwistle Moors.Sphagnum capillifolium subsp. rubellum Red Bog-moss Sphagnum cuspida…

Holden Vale Flash (Bleach Works) & Its Little Ringed Plovers.

” When all them years ago, we stood in front of the bulldozers to stop the destruction of the Little Ringed Plover site, and after negotiation with the LCC Engineer, we actually thought we had won a do for them little birds!!” These are four …

MORE VINTAGE GRANE PHOTOS

Here is another four vintage Grane photos (from l to r) Click over photos to enlarge)1) The Bishop of Blackburn opening of Grane Church after move from Crowtrees2) Ruins of Holden Hall.3) St Stephens walking day nr to Cemetary gates c1910.4) Haymaking …

RECENT GRANE FUNGI PHOTOS

(Please click over photos to enlarge)Mike Valentine has kindly sent in the above photos of fungi found at Haslingden Grane this week. 1) Purple Jellydisc (Ascocoryne sarcoides) 2) Ochre Brittlegill (Russula ochroleuca) 3) A Mollisia species – Very tin…

Wed Sept 16th – Walk around Calf Hey..

Charlie Payne and I had a walk around Calf Hey and we had Specked Wood and a single Wall Brown Butterfly. Also on the reservoir margins there were 3 Teal (1 male and 2f), Mallard 29, Grey Heron 1, Common Gull 1 mixed in with 25 Black Headed Gulls…Her…

Grane Butterfly Photos….18th August 2009

Charlie has been up at the top end of Holden Wood today and had the following Butterflies: Gatekeeper, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Skipper, and Whites, plus a Small Copper photo which he got again at Holden Wood a few days ago. Also yesterday was good…

Emptying of Holden Wood Reservoir..

Found these old photos whilst clearing out, and they show Holden Wood Reservoir being emptied and also them clearing the waters of the fish. It must have been at least 20 years ago when they emptied the Holden Wood Reservoir, it could well have been ev…