|A carpet of Dogs Mercury and Bluebells|
|Ramsons, or Wild Garlic|
Opposite of the dipping pond is another pool and this had a lovely Great Crested Grebe on it, along with a few Tufted Ducks, Mallards and a Moorhen.
|Probably my favourite Beetle - Bloody Nosed Beetle|
As we moved on further we saw a lot of small flies on two of the fence posts, these two posts were covered with them, but all the others didn't have any on them, which was kind of strange as we couldn't see any difference in the posts. So if anybody has any suggestions as to why this was, feel free to tell me! But anyway, on the most crowded post, there was something we were quite surprised to see this early in the year, but it was a lovely surprise - a Bloody Nosed Beetle! I had just been discussing with Mum & Dad when we thought we'd be seeing them here, as we couldn't remember when they emerged, just before my Mum spotted this one! They aren't an uncommon Beetle in the South but as far as I know Nosterfield is the only place in North Yorkshire you can find then so I always enjoy seeing them.
When we had finished photographing this we went round to the henge and we were treated to a carpet of thousands and thousands Dog's Mercury plants coating the floor, with Blue Bells and Ramsons in between them all. It was a wonderful sight that stayed with us all the way round, travelling up and down the dips in the ground and over the mounds, something that I have never seen in such big quantities.
When I'm at Nosterfield I usually focus on the birds and the insects so it was really nice to see so many flowers and focus on those for a change. Anyway, it was a lovely walk, and an amazing reminder that Spring is now out in full force.
|Not sure what this is, some of the tiniest|
flowers I've seen!
Hope you enjoyed,