Saturday, 18 June 2016

Wild Flowers with Harry 3 : Baildon moor

Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens)

18 June was my last session with Harry the flower man.
To days we were all meeting on Baildon Moor to have a look at Bog, and moor flowers. 

Karen and Ian were there as usual, it was nice to see them.

Harry in the hat..
Heath Bedstraw (Galium saxatile)
Keeping every one together can be a problem when there is plenty of interesting things to see.
Skylark, Swift and this Meadow Pipit were making plenty of noise.


There were many lovely grasses to be seen, a difficult subject to learn and remember.
In one boggy patch Orchids were growing as well as Horse tail.

Marsh Violet (Viola palustris)

On e of the best finds of the day (found  by Karen)
 Marsh Violet (Viola palustris), just three small plants in the boggy area next to Mary Peel's well, they were starting to go over. One to remember for next year.

Marsh Violet (Viola palustris)

 Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos)

 Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos)

 Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos)

Round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)

 Sundew plant is one I have been waiting to find and see for years, I was so pleased there was a small patch of it here.

Round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)

There were plenty of Bees too, despite it been very dull. 
I think this one is a  Common carder bee  (Bombus pascuorum)

Lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina)

And thank you to the Grass Lady (who I have forgotten her name) for letting me know this is a 
Lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina) 

Another bird we spotted on the day was a Reed Bunting, on the day I could't remember what it was called, have photographed them in this spot before.


Marsh Stitchwort  (Stellaria palustris)

The last plant of the day caused a bit of confusion, Harry thinking it was a white form of 
Hedge Cranesbill, but after discovering garden waste in the grass we got to thinking it was a garden escape, there are many varieties of Crainesbill as well as hybrid varieties. 

Thanks you all I had a wonderful time.