Along the Margin of a Bay – to Far Arnside for the Daffodils

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A lot of words and/or worms in recent posts. Less of each of those in this one. Simply put, this was a family Sunday afternoon stroll, with the added company of our friend L at least until her knees were bothering her too much and she turned back, which was a shame because that meant she missed Far Arnside, which is the best place within walking distance for wild daffodils.

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I tend to think of fungi as principally an autumnal delight, but there are plenty of spring fruiting types too and we found quite a few on this short wander.

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Earthballs.

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Arnside Tower

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B has a real genius for finding small creatures. This handsome spider…

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…was inside a hollow plant stem.

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Inkcaps.

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Crepuscular rays over the Bay.

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I wasn’t particularly confident that the daffs would be flowering. But some of them were.

In the caravan park by the woods the zoom on the camera helped to confirm that a tiny bird in a hedge was a goldcrest, the first I’d seen for a while, or at least the first I could be certain of. By coincidence, I’ve seen one again today – I watched it through a window at work for a while.

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Along the Margin of a Bay – to Far Arnside for the Daffodils

4 thoughts on “Along the Margin of a Bay – to Far Arnside for the Daffodils

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Those two are the same kinds of fungi, growing on top and below the same branch. I’d really like to do a better job of identifying fungi, but there are so many British species, it’s very daunting.

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