Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dunes at Druridge

As Duncan was climbing the dunes along Druridge Bay to look back on the East Chevington nature reserve BBC Radio 4 was broadcasting a programme on sand dunes in Wales.  It may have been a long time coming but, at … Continue reading

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Distractions up the North Tyne

Yesterday Sally spent the day up the North Tyne area working on farm surveys.  It was a beautiful day and there were many lichens to distract me from the main job in hand, habitat mapping.  Today I have spent an … Continue reading

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Cotton-grass flowers

Cotton-grass is usually recognised by its fluffy, cotton-like, fruiting heads in late summer and autumn; at this time of year they are very different.  On Prestwick Carr today the flowering heads were just emerging from the dense tussocks of hair-like … Continue reading

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