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Thursday, May 29th 2014

It was dry today - well it was not raining!  The pools at the head of the lake were full and water was rushing over the dams.

Pools at the head of the lake

Risedale Beck was full too but it looked as though the flood water was already running off.  Work carried out earlier in the year to prevent erosion on this bend is working.

Risedale Beck

All the vegetation had accompanying water droplets.  Horsetails are growing in the Scrapes - they had water droplets.

Horsetail with water droplets

Seed heads of Water Aven had water droplets!

Water droplets on Water Aven

Cock's Foot Grass had water droplets too.

Cock's Foot Grass and water droplets

However the damp conditions did not deter members of Hudswell Gardening Group enjoying their guided walk around the reserve.  They explored the Scrapes, the moorland and Risedale Beck.  Many flowers were seen including Pignut, Mouse-ear Hawkweed, Marsh Marigold and Wild Strawberry.  A talking point was the amount of flowers on the self seeded Holly shrubs as we left the moorland.  

Hudswell Gardening group

Throughout the walk we saw Bluebells growing in many areas where they have not grown before.  Have they liked the mild winter, the warm spring or the large amount of water over winter - if only they could tell us.

Bluebells


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