Now Lynne tells us what she’s been up to in the last few weeks:
“It has been cold, frosty, icy and with some snow, so we have all been feeling ‘under the weather’.
Fortunately, there are local places
of interest, which I have been able to visit and cheer myself up.
Down on the
promenade one of the few sites for Maidenhair fern has been temporarily encased
in ice (image below left), but although this species prefers shady,
moisture-filled air and relatively warm niches, it seems to survive this
treatment and is one of our BOOM targets (Back
On Our Map).
Moss, a Cumbria Wildlife Trust reserve, is on the other side of the bay,
and you can see how many visitors there were recently by the tracks in the snow
(image below right).
The colourful January issue of BSBI
News has been delivered, and there are many
interesting discoveries throughout Britain and Ireland to read about.
Members certainly made the most of spending more time in their local patches.
I’m not going to attempt to summarise them, so please take
advantage of the links and investigate the various resources which are
available to you all".