Ainsdale

Grass-of-Parnassus amongst the sand-dunes of Ainsdale NNR. Astonishing to see the sheer number of plants growing within the slacks. Also known as the Bog Star. Grass of Parnassus growing within the dune slacks. Round-leaved Wintergreen. An increasingly rare evergreen herb that in north-west England is Read More …

National Treasure

Scots Pine growing in the limestone pavement at Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve.  The dry conditions result in Pines and Ash trees that typically grow extremely slowly. Naturally stunted many of these trees are several hundred years old. Primrose – the foodplant for the caterpillars Read More …

Death and Glory

  Scarlet Elf Cups amongst the moss covered debris on the woodland floor in Didsbury. 70mph winds, saturated ground and a few old favourites come crashing down. Thankfully the park authorities leave the shattered limbs in place helping to ensure there’s a plentiful supply of Read More …