Monday, 11 April 2016

For Pam

For Pam

Drive through Guiseley on the A65, find it on Google maps.. at the Burley roundabout park on the old Otley road.
Have marked in a red were to walk, you can zoom in better on Google maps. You have to get over the By-pass two times so be very careful, if you walk back into Burley you could find a place for a coffee.
Hope this helps.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Blackthorn/Sloe berry (Prunus spinosa)


Blackthorn, also known as 'sloe', is a small deciduous tree native to the UK and most of Europe.

Early flowering, blackthorn provides a valuable source of nectar and pollen for bees in spring. Its foliage is a food plant for the caterpillars of many moths, including the lackey, magpie, common emerald, small eggar, swallow-tailed and yellow-tailed. It is also used by the black and brown hairstreak butterflies.

Birds nest among the dense, thorny thickets, eat caterpillars and other insects from the leaves, and feast on the berries in autumn.

Sloe berry