Two days of strong westerly wind and showers is not really what the naturalist wants. The garden seemed devoid of live and the fell was so windswept that anything that moved was quickly blown out of sight.
I had a slow walk along the 'new' road from Poppyfields to the Brass Castle/ Waldridge Hall farm junction not expecting to see anything. I managed to find 34 species of flowering plant still in bloom, a number such as Common Ragwort and Common Red Poppy only had a few flowers remaining but others such as Fox-and-Cubs (Hieracium aurantiacum) seemed to be almost at their peak.
|Common Red Poppy|