It’s a good year for the park’s snowdrops; lots of flowers in the woods.
Photographs by DKG and Suzanne Humphries
These are densely packed crustose lichens, on the bark of a young birch tree in Sheepfield Copse. Groups of lichen species are often consistently associated together, forming recognisable communities. It is probable this is a community, containing several species of Arthonia, that grows on smooth barked trees.
“It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for – the whole thing – rather than just one or two stars.” David Attenborough
Our park doesn’t have snow leopards or white rhinos. Our rarities are small and fragile: water voles, pondweeds, dragonflies zipping past so suddenly they make you jump, a visiting marsh tit, a linnet singing in the trees, little bottom-feeding fish. Then there are the hundreds of flowering plants, thousands of invertebrates and probably tens of thousands of species of fungi hidden away where we can’t see them.Continue reading “The whole thing”
A gallery of winter colour by DKG:
A Brief Description by DKG
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Pictures, by DKG, of Tuesday’s misty morning. Click any picture to open the gallery.
The summer is over, the nights are drawing in and DKG has sent pictures of sycamore seeds among red leaves.
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DKG photographs the Lone Oak in all weathers, lights and seasons, and from all directions.
Here is a gallery of pictures DKG took in July
Words and pictures by DKG:
“A few photos of a Heron, Bullfinch and a Robin.”
Sunrise on the summer solstice by DKG.
“A few photos of the sunrise on June 21st. The sky was producing some lovely cloud textures, a lovely dawn chorus as usual….”
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