Tuesday, 5 June 2018

30 Days Wild - Day 5 - Sedges-Malham Tarn

In the morning I helped serve food at St John's church for a visiting party from Ripon, from  Allhallowgate Methodist Church. They continued on their journey. I am glad it was sunny. They would enjoy seeing the scenery.

Much more wild: 
In the late afternoon I made a short visit to Malham Tarn Fen to check that the Tarn was still there and to see a few of the sedges we will be looking at on the "Sedges Course" that I will be teaching Friday to Monday. There still may be one or two spaces if you'd like to join us.
Yes the Tarn is still there

The tussock sedge in the centre is the very rare Fibrous Tussock Sedge (Carex appropinquata)

Sedges have long narrow leaves like grasses - but they have different types of seeds, they also usually have triangular stems, whereas grasses have round or oval stems
This is bottle Sdge (Carex rostrata) Can you see the stigmas?
Carex diandra - the lesser tussock sedge.
A young specimen of Brown  Sedge (Carex disticha)
But there are lots of flower to distract me..
Mossy Saxifrage (Saxifraga hypnoides)
Cranberry - Vaccinium oxy-coccus
An Orchid
   June is the month for sedges - make the most of them.

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