Saturday, 30 August 2014

Polypodium cambricum (Southern Polypody)

Polypodium Cambricum (Southern Polypody) on Lancelot - Please click over the photos to enlarge
I don't think it would be possible for me to get better specimens to photograph than these.  They do give the complete photo picture to one of the rare ferns from this area.  The Photos clearly show the deltoid shape of the fronds, together with the clean light green colour and narrowness of the individual pinnae. Also with the cambricum you can usually see the sori immpressions coming through the topside of the frond. Whilst other Polypodies are pretty well worn by now, the cambricum is at its very best right now with it being the last to show! If you would like to see all the photos I took today of these Cambricum then please click here.

Meadow Pipits have been collecting with two parties noticed, one party of 30 plus in Dalton Crags and a further party of 20 or more on the Common itself.  Also one or two pairs making their way across HR.

Without doubt odd individual Swallows and a party of three were making their way South on migration, you can usually tell them out from the local feeding birds, by their direct Southern flight and you see them in and see them out.  A couple of days ago I noticed also odd individuals crossing over Booths at Carnforth following their ancient flightpaths crossing over in the direction towards perhaps the Trough of Bowland and then out South. I suppose it will now be a gradual build up until we get the peak movement South which will be on or around the 24th September.

Maybe up to thirty Mistle Thrush collecting in the lower Dalton Crags, making the most of the Rowan berries.