A Stroll through the Woods

 

Bullfinch (male) at Kenworthy Orchard, Northern Moor

With plenty of fruit trees and dense thickets of Blackthorn scrub Kenworthy Wood is ideal for the local Bullfinches. Great to see that they appear to be bucking the national trend for a long term decline

I’m still undecided about the Granny’s Bonnet. Found growing along the edge of an undisturbed area of woodland is it a garden escapee or a native species? With no more to be found I suspect the seed was imported when a local footpath was resurfaced several years ago. Definitely a welcome addition to the woodland flora.

Another species I’m a little unsure about – Greater Celandine. A member of the Poppy family and totally unrelated to the far more common Lesser Celandine. Rarely found far from cultivated areas its status as a native or more likely introduced plant is open to debate.

Common Whitethroat perched up on the electric fencing around the substation.

Plenty of Red Campion coming into flower. Apparently there’s about 650 species of Spiders in the UK suggestions as to which one this is are welcome 🙂

Male Orange-tip nectaring on Rape found growing along the riverbank.

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