Hetchell Woods Round Up

Pauline and the botanists have been on a visit to Hetchell Woods near Leeds and sent in the following list of sightings.

Lesser Celandine
Wild Garlic
Wood Speedwell (bright green leaves)
Common Dog Violet (niche at the end of the spur)
Wood Avens
Wild Arum
Jack by the Hedge/Garlic Mustard
Ribwort Plantain
Good Friday grass (sedge)
Common Twayblade
Burnet Rose
Wild Strawberry
Barren Strawberry (gaps between petals)
Early Purple Orchid
False Oxslip
Greater Stitchwort
Wood Sorrel
Wood Anenome
Golden Saxifrage
Meadow Buttercup
Marsh Marigold
Lady’s Smock (abundant)
Cow Parsley
Wavy Cress
Green Alkanet

Wren, Chiff Chaff, Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Goldfinch, Blackcap

Outdoor meeting: Ox-close Woods

A good turn out for the first of the summer field meetings this morning, great to see everyone. We had a really good guided walk around Ox-close Woods at East Keswick where we had some superb botanical finds, including goldilocks, early purple orchid, wood sedge, herb Paris, old man’s beard, wood sorrel, bluebell and a vast spread of ramsons. Butterflies were scarce due to the cool weather but we picked up roosting small white and green-veined white and also a comatose tawny mining bee.

nature images from Ox-close woods, East Keswick