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Moorland Flowers

Friday, August 27th 2010

The moorland field is still rich in wildflowers. This Eyebright is in flower almost right across the moorland. This semi-parasitic hairy annual was used as a traditional folk remedy for eye irritation.


This Devil's Bit Scabious is also growing on the moorland. These provide a nectar bar for late flying butterflies, bees and hoverflies.

Devil's Bit Scabious

Here you can see some of our latest technology in use. In the first picture our new underwater camera is being tested out.

Underwater camera being tested

Underwater camera

This is submerged on a pole and videos the underwater wildlife. Images are relayed live to a screen and can be recorded for use later. This was most fun and as you can see, some of the bigger children enjoyed it too!

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