Saturday 6 June 2009

Flowers and Sedges at Malham Tarn

This evening I will be starting to teach a two days sedges course at Malham Tarn Field Centre.
Last week I taught a four day flowers course - wild flowers for beginners - which was actually quite intensive.. The nine adults and I
visited some beautiful habitats. It is good that some places have been saved in this country. There was a Dutch lady on the course - still going strong at 74, and one and a half days day Eva, a Czech field centre teacher in her twenties came out with us.

See the hawthorn tree on the left, topiaried by sheep grazing- it is in full flower. Some of the hawthorn trees just above the field centre still have flower buds... It was hot on Monday but the top of Mallerstang had a fresh coat of snow yesterdayI am told.

One third of the British Sedge flora can be found within three miles of the Field Centre. Not bad!!

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