Category: I Love Arnside & Silverdale

Gymnosporangium clavariiforme – (Cedar Apple Rust fungi)

 (Check out more blogs – see below)Gymnosporangium clavariiforme (Cedar Apple Rust fungi)This is an extroadinary beautiful fungi which I first started to notice last year when I was walking through Holme Stinted Pastures, near Burton In Kendal. It…

Sunday 25th April 2021 – Primrose Fields, Rinnerkarren and Hanging Scar with friends

We had a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon walk when I took friends over to the Primrose Fields at Hutton Roof, followed on by a sight of the Rinnenkarren and finally to see the Hanging Scar before heading back past the Hutton Roof Church. Sunday 25…

22nd and 23rd April 2021 Lancelot Clark Storth (CWT) Angular Solomons Seal, Lily of the Valley, the rare Pale St. John’s Wort (all emergence photos)

Another walk up Slape Lane and onward through Lancelot Clark Storth to check out  any emerging Angulars Solomons, Lily of the Valley and by much surprise the rare Pale St. John’s Wort.  I did check several Angulars Solomons Seal populations w…

18th and 19th April 2021 – Newclose and Dalton Hall Park (private) and Dalton Crags etc.

 Newclose, Majors Nursury and Dalton Old Park – Sunday 1700hrs.A fantastic sight at approx 1700 on our way to Newclose Woods (private) on the Dalton Hall Estate, when we accidentally surprised no less that 100 Fieldfare which lifted off the nearby…

The Rinnentier (Rinnenkarren) on East side of Hutton Roof (The Rakes)

 If you want the most up to date blogs about birding and vismig and other stuff please click over this link:Early movement and Spring Bird Migration over Burton In Kendal.I would say that this is something really special!  I noticed it a…

Friday and Saturday 16th and 17th April 2021 – Slape and Lancelot and Dalton areas (Birds Foot Sedge and Herb Paris)

Had more beauties today whilst travelling up Slape Lane and into Lancelot Clark Storth. I wanted to check out the Birds Foot Sedge and pleasantly surprised after last years disaster when we had none.  I noticed this sever plants already coming thr…

Tuesday 13th March 2021 – Slape Lancelot etc (With lots more below)

 A quick check out of Slape, Lancelot etc. (approx 1630hrs)Found a new population of “Town Hall Clock” (Moschatel) which was very nice. Also my first descent Bluebell quite close to Bluebell Wood. Other nice bits and pieces.Lovely Spring Cinquefoi…

Merlin chasing Skylark – and Skylark got away by using its gifted ascension methods….

 Merlin chasing Skylark, yet Skylark evades capture by clever tacticread more below these links:Notes on Lapwings (3rd March 2021) Demise (local 1960s onward) and also Winter Roosting on Factory Roofs in East Lancs between 1980s and 2000 see below…

Notes on Lapwings (written 3rd March 2021) Demise/Roosting on Factory Roofs in East Lancs.

Notes on Lapwings (3rd March 2021) Demise (local 1960s onward) and also Winter Roosting on Factory Roofs in East Lancs between 1980s and 2000 see below the links:Click over the Shortcut Links below: 12th Feb 2021 – Just starting to see new growth …

1st March 2021 – So Whats been happening this week (first scollie rosettes – Lots of Chiffchaff reports – Mezereone on its way etc)

 Well it’s that time of year when it is smart! just like the very first day of Spring (1st March).Sunday 28th February 2021.Mollie the Scollie was found yesterday – 28th February 2021  so so early, well at least by a week or two for my record…