Leaders : Peter Burton & Louise Hill
Tim Kohler - Natural England
Jim Burnett - Doncaster Nats
Apologise : Kate McDowell
This was to be a follow-up survey of the Quarry to the one conducted in the spring of this year.
The party assembled at the car park at Digley Reservoir for 10.30am
|Isle of Skye Quarry|
The path leading into the quarry had a trickle of running water and alongside the path were Oval Sedge (Carex leporina), Timothy (Phleum pratense), and Bog Stitchwort (Stellaria alsine).
Within the quarry we found Bell Heather (Erica cinerea), Great Willowherb (Epilobium parviflorum) and New Zealand Willowherb (E. brunnescens), Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) and Zigzag Clover (T. medium), Common Bent (Agrostis stolonifera) and Red Fescue (Festuca rubra), Lesser Trefoil (Trifolium dubium) and Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus coniculatus), Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata), Mouse-ear Hawkweed (Pilosella aurantiaca) and Crowberry (Empetrum nigrum).
|Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)|
|Bottle Sedge (Carex rostrata)|
|Marsh Foxtail (Alopecurus geniculatus)|
|Bulrush (Typha latifolia)|
|Maidenhair Spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes)|
Following the public footpath with agricultural land to the left and wooded slopes above the reservoir to the right and with dry stone walls providing a boundary, we noted Common Cow-wheat (Melampyrum pratense). A diversion away from the footpath, we climbed through a small ravine made by a feeder stream. In here was found Marsh Willowherb (Epilobium palustre), Lady Fern (Athyrium filixz-femina), Hard Fern (Blechnum spicant) and Wavy Bittercress (Cardamine flexosa). Reaching the top of this ravine we then descended through a sheep field noting Silver Hair-grass (Aira caryophyllera) and Early Hair-grass (A. praecox), Prickly Sow-thistle (Lactuca serriola), Crested Dogstail (Cynosurus cristatus).
|Following a small stream|
|Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre)|