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Friday 21st September 2018 - Cloud formations whilst doing VISIBLE BIRD MIGRATION from Burton In Kendal.
Saturday 15th September 2018 - Dalton Crags
Whilst doing the Flora walk for the "Farleton and Hutton Roof festival" last Saturday we found the following puffball (fungi) in Dalton Crags and it was remarked that it looked very much like a lawyers wig! Also whilst on the walk we noticed lots of 2nd generation stuff coming through with the ferns which is so unusual. eg: Brittle Bladder Fern, Rigid Buckler Fern and Hard Fern. Also there were examples of 2nd generation flowers appearing. We had a very small and only just in flower of the Hypericum Montanum (Pale St. Johns).
Saturday 1st September 2018 - Holme Stinted Pastures and Holme Park Fell and Farleton Fell 0900hrs to 1200hrs
At long last after searching and searching I have found only one Autumn Gentian (shown above). Last year we had a thousand or two but this year just this solitary specimen!
Entering the Stints I had a calling (in song) Chiffchaff, in fact there could well have been two. Also a couple of Willow Warblers doing their hou-whit contact call. A noisy screaming Jay until it heard the nearby Peregrine calling and then it soon shut up! These five belted Galloway cattle could not have had it better, plenty of food and area to graze at will.
Entering the fell I soon picked up on some Parsley Piert which I noted accordingly along with a white Harebell. There are scores of White Harebells on this fell.