Thursday, 1 November 2018

SNIPPETS OF WEALTH (November 2018)

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Saturday 17th November 2018 - Dalton - sunrise at approx -0745hrs

Thursday 15th November 2018 - Dalton (Nineteen Trees) - "Bubbles"

Saturday  10th November 2018 - Dalton Crags and Hutton Roof Common (afternoon)

Just needed to do a check all around the Great Grey Shrike territories, but could not find our dear friend.  It's just that I was tipped off by Mike that there appeared to have been one over at Leighton Moss last week and he wanted to know if I had seen anything over on HR and so this prompted me to go and check, but also gave me chance to check on our old favourites the Green Spleenworts (asplenium viride) and also our fabulous Holly Ferns (Polystitchum lonchitis).

Green Spleenwort (asplenium viride) on Hutton Roof (10th Nov 2018)

Asplenium viride again but deep down a grike (one metre almost!)
Hutton Roof - 10th Nov 2018

Hard Shield Fern (Polystichum aculeatum), showing just how well it keeps preserved
when down within a grike, normally it would be well spent by now.

A very special friend! the Holly Fern (Polysticum lonchitis)
In fine fettle for the time of year

 And here is yet another favourite Holly Fern No.2 (Polystichum lonchitis with
Hard Shield Fern (Polystichum aculeatum)

 Each year the the aculeatum tends to throw up a "runt" and this is the contribution for 2018

 Another viride to the left and trichomanes to the right
A poor showing for the viride on this colony this year and I hope we don't lose it!

 A beautiful lichen

A beautiful lichen

This should be a contender for a work of art!!

Some nice Autumn burn


Members of the Lancashire Wildlife Trusts - Croal-Irwell Local Group
(Wednesday 7th November 2018)

It was lovely to visit you yesterday evening down in Prestwich, Manchester. You were prepared to put up with the "chips and churps" and the psst and peeu's and hou-wits of Hutton Roof for a good one and half hour session. Your a cracking warm receptive group and already Stephen has been in touch to indicate that you might just want to put up with me again in the very near future. Thank you Bryan.

Another sunrise photo from yesterday over Hutton Roof (31st Oct 2018)

 Another sunrise photo from yesterday over Hutton Roof (31st Oct 2018)

Another sunrise photo from yesterday over Hutton Roof (31st Oct 2018)