Monday, 14 February 2022

Daphne Mezereone (Hutton Roof side) and checking P. Cambricum - Nature Diary Mon 14th Feb 2022 - East sides of Hutton Roof.


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Monday Feb 14th 2022 - Daphne Mezereone and Polypodium Cambricum - East flank of Hutton Roof. 

My plan was set to check out the Hutton Roof Daphne Mezereone and it again turned out very disappointing.  Each year the plant seems to have been going downhill and now we only have 3 flowering plants out of the original 7 left, and these were well behind (in comparison to No.2 on Holme Stints) and only showing a token of buds mainly shut, odd ones opening.  I really dont know whats causing the demise of this species but this seems to have been going on now for some years. I have collected a few photos to try and show you the current situation.

Also while out in that direction just could not resist a check up on the most beautiful of our Polypodium cambricam (Southern Polypody).  They were fabulous and seem to be getting larger every year. (this year 36cm frond included within 46cm rachis). I am going to have to call my friends over to check out a lot of these Polypodiums, some are growing crazy and could even be those unstoppable hybrids.  We are so luck here we have all three Polypodiums set within 100 yards so the inevitable could well be happening and I would hate to miss them.  A special place here were cambricums grown out from the trees. 

                                        Above is Mezereone 6 Hutton Roof

                                 (above 3) Daphne Mezereone 7 Hutton Roof

                               (above two) Daphne Mezereone 1 Hutton Roof

                                                    Blechum spicant 4 metre plus

                                   9 photos above P. cambricums and also on Hanging Scar


If you want the most up to date blogs about birding and vismig and other stuff please click over this link:

12th Feb 2021 - Just starting to see new growth etc

Thr 11th February 2021 - Early movement and Spring Bird Migration over Burton In Kendal.

Tues 9th February 2021 - Intertwined

17th Dec 2020 - Finding a new Polypodium cambricum on HRoof Crags

Thursday 19th November 2020 - Nice stroll or wander with fabulous wonders and my December copy for the local magazine - SEE BLOG BELOW THESE LINKS.....


Another recent blog on"The best moments of vis so far this year - click here

 2020 Visible Bird Migration records 

"Strange Polypodium Interjectum found in Burton (17th Oct 2020)

Cloud and Sunrise photo blog - click here

The new Orchid book "Britains Orchids" by Sean Cole and Mike Waller - please click this link for details.

Varieties of our local Hutton Roof Gentians and the reason for the 50/50 Purple and White, plus my research survey results. Plus "Upland Enchanters Nightshade (circae x intermedia)

 More Autumn Gentian photos (2020) can be seen here