Wet Wet Wet

Wednesday, June 29th 2016

Today at Foxglove was very wet indeed. Some of the volunteers set off on a walk around the reserve to record all the flowers that were out.

Alas, it started to rain almost as soon as they had set off, and the list of flowers and its compilers got soggier and soggier. On a positive note we were able to enjoy the pretty dappled patterns of raindrops in the ponds.

It was decided that we would leave the flowers down Risedale Beck for a drier day! Here is a rather nice Marsh Thistle.

Not a flower, but some attractive leaves were found on the Field Maple today.

Last night the ringers were busy (also in rather damp conditions!) ringing Kestrel chicks. This pair had done particularly well and produced five large and noisy chicks.

As I type this, the rain has stopped, the sky has cleared and the sun has come out. Hopefully this bodes well for tomorrow being a brighter day.


(1) Comments:

hawthorn responded on 29th Jun 2016 with...

Love the last photo - the armful of kestrel chicks - amazing.


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