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Pretty Risedale Beck

Saturday, April 11th 2009

It was a grey, drizzly but warm day at Foxglove.

The walk along Risedale Beck is looking particularly pretty as the blackthorn is in full flower now. The banks are covered in primroses and violets. The wood sorrel flowers were hanging down in the damp. The pink-flushed flowers of wood anemone are in flower as well and they too were bent over in the damp weather. The new green leaves of wild garlic are beginning to carpet the floor of the woodland and here and there the leaves of arum are making large clumps.

Risedale Beck

2 smooth newt were seen near the heathland ponds. This is the first sighting of newts this year.

6 Lapwing were seen displaying, soaring and wheeling above the wet meadows. Their plaintive cry echoed across the moorland.


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