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Saturday, August 13th 2011

The second of our August Antics was held today and the title was 'Flying Things'.  Unfortunately the damp drizzly weather meant that most flying things were hiding to keep dry!  However on our walk the children were very observant and managed to point out bees, hoverflies, wasps and soldier beetles.  We also saw a hairy caterpillar, spiders in dew draped webs, snails and slugs on thistles!

Although we may not appreciate the damp weather, the fungi is making the most of it.  Several people have commented on the number and size of the Fly Agaric growing in the newly planted area on the way to the wetland. They are usually seen here but this year there are more and covering a wider area.

Fly agaric

On the moor the Grass of Parnassus is making its yearly appearance. 

Grass of Parnassus

Already one flower is setting seed and the seed head is as beautiful as the flower head.

Seed head of Grass of Parnassus

The cattle are enjoying themselves on the moor and have already explored many parts of it.

Belted Galloway Cattle on the moor

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Ann Luxmoore responded on 14th Aug 2011 with...

Brilliant photos

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