It’s sad when the wind brings down trees in the woods. Of course the result can be a sunny glade where woodland flowers will flourish, or an opportunity for new saplings to establish themselves without the tree canopy blocking out the light. The fallen tree can provide homes and nourishment for an entire ecosystem.
Where would Dryad’s Saddle be without dead trees?
We found these today in the woods near Haweswater. I’ve read that this is the biggest natural lake in Lancashire, although it’s fairly small.
I think that I’ve mentioned before that the Lake is allegedly inhabited by a Wyrm, but I haven’t seen it, or the Dryads or the Otters that are also rumoured to be here.
We did see today the electric blue of damsel flies enjoying the sunshine:
And many flowers that appreciate the boggy margins of the Lake, like Guelder Rose:
There are more Irises and also Ragged Robin fringing the nearby pond, Bank Well:
And in Lambert’s Meadow we found a single Orchid which I think might be a Heath Spotted Orchid: