Monday 30th November 2015 - Dalton Crags (1400hrs to 1600hrs)
The weather was atrocious earlier but did manage to get out between 1400hrs and 1600hrs to check the area of the escarpment (Rockcress Escarpment). A couple of things of note are as follows.
Checking out the Asplenium Trichomanes (Maidenhair Spleenworts) In one particular area and tucked away in the shade of a cleft within the escarpment, and a area damp with dripping water it was quite noticeable that the fronds of the plants were much larger that the normally typical Trichomanes we have come to expect. I have published a photo here to show the comparisons.
|Maidenhair Spleenwort (asplenium trichomanes)|
1 - Top: Standard average size of the plant. 2nd, 3rd and 4th down: Showing the sizes of the fronds (much enlarged) I found under the cleft of the escarpment.
Also whilst out this afternoon I was able to find a large Harts Tongue Fern (asplenium scolopendrium) with a forked frond as follows:
|Harts Tongue Fern (asplenium scolopendrium)|
Unusual to see the frond forked at the top