Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Rombald's Moor

Sunday was windy and dark...

so what has a girl to do but take a walk up on the Moor.




Rombalds Moor

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Rombalds Moor like this:
ROMBALDS-MOOR, a long broad-based eminence in W. R. Yorkshire; between the rivers Wharfe and Aire, from the vicinity of Skipton south-eastward to the vicinity of Guiseley. It overlooks Ilkley on the Wharfe and Keighley near the Aire; commands fine views of Wharfedale and Airedale; and is crowned with some Druidicalstones.
Started from Bingley Rd




Looking for birds,Moss,Lichen and Fungi. It was so windy the hope of finding any birds was slim.

LICHEN




MOSS




On the top looking down towards Otley


There is a shooting range




FUNGI




There was many Grouse flying round.......




Very hard to spot in the heather....

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Life on a church wall


Taking the time to look in one spot means you see things you might have missed.

I have walked past this wall many times on my way home,
it surrounds the church and has large deciduous trees along the edge. Inside the ground of the church there is a little stream. The area can be quite damp and dark perfect for moss and lichens.

fungi


Harlequin Ladybirds






Ladybird Larva

Moss and Lichen






So next time you pass a church wall take a closer look....

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Park life... Autumn

Trying to find life in the park during the colder months...now all the Butterflies and flowers are gone..

But take a closer look... you will be amazed with what you find..




Hiding amongst the cracks in the tree there is tiny fungi to be found...and


Large Mushrooms....






Beautiful little gardens of moss.



" Spangle Gall " on the back of the Oak leaf


Ladybirds and...


Harlequin....Ladybirds


Swans on the pond



Lichen in the trees...and




on the path..

So there is allot to find...

You just have to LOOK.....