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.
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.
My name is David Crossley I am married with two grown up children and five grandchildren. I am a retired Engineering Instructor, retired in 1999. I have many interests - I am a member of Burnley Film Makers, an amateur film maker and photographer, a walker,all aspects of the great outdoors, wildlife gardening, wild life ponds and wild orchids. The highlight of my walking was probably trekking through the Himalayas in Nepal.
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