Spring Flowers

Saturday, April 13th 2019

There is some warmth in the sun but the easterly wind ensures that we retain our winter clothes.  Spring flowers are appearing across the reserve reminding us that spring is properly on its way. 

Blackthorn that flowered first along Risedale Beck is 'going over' whilst that growing near the main entrance is beginning to open its buds.  The last place for it to flower is near the Voley Pond.

Blackthorn with accompanying water droplets

Cowslips continue to spread in the area near to the Sycamore Avenue.  There are some growing on the middle moor but some of the flower buds have been nibbled.

Cowslip

Wood Anemone are searched for from early spring and when we have almost decided that they are not going to appear where we expect them, there they are!

Wood Anemone

Leaves of Wood Sorrel, which is also less commonly known as Fairy Bells, can be spotted throughout the year but we have to wait until spring before seeing the delicate white flowers that can be veined with purple.  

Wood Sorrel

It is always amazing that given the ideal conditions of the reserve in which to grow, some flowers thrive where you least expect them.  This Primrose, surrounded by Greater Stitchwort leaves, is growing on some steps.

Primrose on steps


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Wednesday 24th April 2019 | 10.00-12.00

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