Monthly Archives: May 2013

The edge of Cumbria

St Bees Head’s wonderful red sandstone cliffs form an impressive vantage point over the Irish Sea.  They are well known for their bird colonies, in particular the guillemots and razorbills that nest on the cliff ledges.  The numbers of these … Continue reading

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Ready for the Caterpillars

The wet fields by the River Pont in Stamfordham burst into spring colour at this time of year with the robust yellow flowers of marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) and the more subtle lilac of cuckoo flower (Cardemine pratensis).  The cuckoo … Continue reading

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