Monday, 5 March 2012

Washburn valley lichens




Our intended destination was Fewston reservoir, instead we headed a little further out and higher up the valley. Along a public footpath and up through a steep field we took shelter on the lee side of a dry stone wall where we watched three Buzzards, a Red Kite, Kestrel and a dozen Curlews overhead. After enjoying the sunshine my attention turned to the lichens growing on the wall and the variety of texture, shape and subtle colours. I have to admit that I know very little about lichens but do remember enjoying The Northumberland Naturalist's lichen related posts from a couple of years ago.






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