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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Autumn Crocus

Some pictures of a very interesting Calderdale speciality - the delicate Crocus nudiflorus - native to the Pyrenees but naturalised in our area perhaps since the Middle Ages. Taken today on the annual Halifax Scientific Society Autumn Crocus walk, led by Steve Blacksmith. A good year, with a host of over a thousand flowers seen in one of the traditional places, and a good day out as always.

Julian Birkhead


Steve Blacksmith said...

Excellent pictures Julian, thanks for posting them.

An interesting Wagtail we saw in the meadows may turn out to be one of the Continental races of Yellow Wagtail. My pictures were inadequate, but one of the other walkers got some good ones. I'm hoping to get those to confirm or rule it out.

Bruce said...

What a brilliant set of photos Julian. It's a shame I could not make it. Well done.

Julian Birkhead said...

Thanks Bruce. You were missed and we remembered you had to leave the walk early last year. Hope you manage to see some of the thriving colonies this year and maybe a spider or two.

Annie Honjo said...

Beautiful pictures again Julian. A great shot of the '1000 blooms' - always difficult to get a shot that shows the multitude to advantage, but you did it!

Charlotte Weightman said...

Wish I could have been on this walk - the photos are stunning!