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Early Summer Flowers

Sunday, June 6th 2021

Early Purple Orchids are the first to flower, followed by the Northern Marsh Orchids.  A close watch has been kept on the buds and the first ones in flower have been recorded.

Hawthorn or May is in flower across the reserve.

 'Wild' Holly trees are either male or female.  The male produces the pollen from stamens.  In this photograph you can see the pollen grains on the stamens.

The female flowers have stigmas and ovaries that will develop into the red berries seen in autumn.

Crab Apple flowers have set seed but the apple trees are still in full bloom.

After a slow start the Yellow Rattle is beginning to flower on the middle moor.


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Saturday 2nd October 2021 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

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Thursday 21st October 2021 | 9:00am - 12 noon

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