Tag Archives: Cotton-grass

In a flush

A flush is a wet area of ground where water seeps down a slope making a wet area that barely ever dries out.  As the water is generally seeping out from the ground it can be reasonably rich in minerals … Continue reading

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A Day in Hadrian’s Wall country

Yesterday Sally was lucky enough to enjoy a sunny day out collecting survey data for a farm survey in the centre of Hadrian’s Wall country.  The cuesta landscape of scarp and dip slopes in this area is amazing and it … 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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