Friday, 28 June 2013

Woodside Quarry/Horsforth/Walk

27/6/13
Had a walk round Woodside Quarry.
 "Many scarce plant species have been recorded from the disused Woodside Quarry,in Leeds West Yorkshire"
Wild Flowers of Yorkshire.Howard M. Beck


Woodside
The area is vast with wood land to all sides of the quarry,there is many habitats,bog,standing water,trees,etc.
There are allot of Buddleia trees around the edge of the quarry so worth going back when they are in flower to look for Butterflies.



There were many birds in the wood and in the tree line,we also saw two Red Kite flying round.



There were allot of Bees on the Thistles,and the different habitats meant there were allot of Insects about.

Cinnabar Moth

Bee

Ladybird

Ant Nest

There was allot of Wild Flower's, here is just a few I found to day.

Self-heal

 Sheep Sorrel


Weld

Speedwell

Opium Poppy
 Rain stopped play,will have to go back....Great place

Monday, 24 June 2013

Chevin/Otley walk

June 21 turned out to be a nice evening and the longest day,not wanting to waste it I went up on the Chevin to see if the Orchids were out in the little meadow field I was not disappointed.

Northern Marsh Orchid

Meadow

Flower
The little meadow was full of wild flowers and the sun was shining across the field.

Ox-eye daisy

Ragged Robin

Tufted Vetch

Rough Hawkbit - Leontodon hispidus


Meadow


Sheep's Sorrel
The birds were singing,this Blackbird found the highest tree.


Yellow Broom

Red Broom
Sat for a while watching the sun through the clouds and looking at the amazing view from the top of the Chevin


Photo of the building is the same but in two different ways,one using the sky and one using the meadow.


Meadow
Sky
Back along the track people were on the rock enjoying the view and having a pick-nick. 


Meadow Pipit

Pied-wagtail
The sun was still shining,so walked right down to the far end of Chevin park to see the Cottongrass.

Common Cottongrass

Cottongrass
Otley

Thursday, 20 June 2013

This week

Been out walking:(long post)
THURSDAY
13/6/13
Walk up on the path just down from the Chevin,I have signed up to do a survey for Plantlife and this was my area to record all the wild flowers I saw in a 1km. We have recorded about 30 so far.

Meadow Pipit
Highland cow 
Turkey

SATURDAY
15/6/13
Another sunny day and my garden is looking ok after the late start this year.








SUNDAY
16/6/13
The garden was full of Sparrows this morning, there must have been 50+ young and old,they were sunning them self's in the tree and very buzzy on the feeder.Around 9.30 a Kestrel piled into the tree, but did not manage to catch one..then from no were Starlings came and chased it off.

Sparrows





Yeadon Banks
MONDAY
17/6/13
Had a walk up on to Yeadon Banks which is just at the back of my house.Came across Pied-wagtail and it's young.


Young Pied-wagtail
 There are allot of Thistles up here looking forward to I.D them all.



More cows and calf's out in the sun.




TUESDAY
18/6/13
Had a late walk at Eccup reservoir.

Pheasant 


Chaffinch


Yellowhammer


INSECTS
Got a few photos of insects.


Cardinal Beetle




Laidybird



Can you see all the yellow pollen on this fly from the Buttercups at the park.


Damselfy
 On Wednesday around the pond there was Damselfly's every were,never seen as many they were all trying to breed or find a mate.There were two large Dragonfly, but unable to get a photo and a I.D moving to much.



Lily beatle



bee