This post started of with me going out to record the wild flowers at Dog Mill Pond but also known as the Engine Fields. I used to live at the back of this area when my children were young. I have seen it change over the past twenty years, some good and some bad years.
As you might of guessed I like a good list (just see my Home bar at the top of the blog) these are just a few of my places I visit, keeping records of ALL the wildlife for that area.
As I have so many "Patches" I had to decide what to leave in or leave out. Then due to a message I saw on Twitter from
"Urgently Wanted - information on flora, fauna and birdlife sightings in #Guiseley #Yeadon #Rawdon #HighRoyds "
I live right in the middle of Aireborough and have records of the wildlife going back to 2013. Anyway after a few emails, there could be some exciting times to come, will let you know soon.
Which brings me back to Dog Mill Pond, it's going on a "List".
The pretty flowers False Oxlip (Primula x polyantha) on my "Loving Yellow in spring" were photographed here.
I had already got over 23 records of the flowers on my Wild flower list from this area, today was looking round with different "eyes" not just a nice place to walk.
The area consists of three ponds, woodland and a open field. The flowers are a mix of wild and garden plants which were planted many years ago.
|Common Dog Violet.|
Primroses in full colour.
Huge sways of Lesser Lesser Celandine.
Grape hyacinth Green Alkanet
|Yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon)|
But thee best surprise was finding Frog spawn in the third pond, I have never recorded it here before.