Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Cleaning up Burnley's rivers

 24th Aug.2012                               New H.D. camera, new computer and new editing program.  I've had trouble  loading from You Tube to this blog so this is just a test. This is just a practice edit with the new software and this short clip will not represent the finished film.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Flowering time for the Frog Orchids

Friday 3rd August 2012
                     A reconnaissance up to Upper Ribblesdale this week found the Frog Orchids in full flower but numbers  appeared to be down on last years, I don't know the reason but may be they're swamped with the tall grasses that have flourished this year owing to the wet summer. We counted around 20 flowers this year compared to well over 100 last July. We visited 2 areas today .... Horton in Ribblesdale and Ribblehead.

               This Frog Orchid is much paler and greenish in colour

            One solitary Twayblade with Phen-y-gent in the distance

Up at Ribblehead on the Ingleborough nature reserve, a couple of very late Bird's Eye Primroses a small group of Marsh Helleborines and there's going to be a good show of Autumn Gentians.

                                       Bird's Eye Pimrose

                                         Marsh Helleborines

                                        Autumn Gentians