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PHOTOS FROM THE MOSS VALLEY INCLUDING SOME OF OUR ACTIVITIES

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At Coal Aston Gala, 2016With Sorby, invertebrate survey 2016BoletusJubilee Hedge in 2014, see photos of 2007, ten rows belowDowey LumbBluebell walkLong Wood barn owl. Photo: O.BlensdorfFrom Plumbley looking S.W.Foxgloves. Photo: K.Pascoe Bridle Stile sculptureSnowdrops, Hazlebarrow, 8 Feb 2015 Bushes Wood from Ford SSSI free of Himalayan Balsam, lower Moss ValleyNever Fear Dam Bluebell wood. Photo:K.PascoeWinter,western Moss Valley

Old tree in Moss Valley versus ugly wind turbine - I know which I would prefer to see. Photo: Derek Southwood{{:gallery:img_2699.jpg|Old hornbeam, western Moss Valley}}

Old hedgerow tree near Ridgeway. Photo: Derek SouthwoodCarter Hall Farm. Photo: Derek Southwood

Hedge laying, Lightwood, winter 2007 winter 2007

Clouds breaking over Coal AstonDeer Shield, near Eckington Hairy wood-rushLadybird larva Angle ShadesJack Field, Hazelhurst Orange Tip butterfly, Moss ValleyJew's Ear fungus on elder stump Ryalls Wood Harvest mouse nest survey, Pebley Pond (outside Moss Valley) View west towards Ridgeway village Birch polypore Fog at CarterhallLooking over Birley Hay towards Ridgeway Exposed oak rootsHoar frost, cow parsley Amethyst Deceiver Bryony Field scabiousGreat burnet Dowey Lumb in autumn. Photo: Terry JacksonNewfield Spring Wood. See winter shot four rows below Seldom Seen Engine HouseThe pond at Ford. Photo: Jean Kilner Remains of the old hall at HazlebarrowDawn in Moss Valley. This superb, unusual shot was taken by Terry Jackson Stoneley WoodRamsonsScorpion flyWood speedwell Moss Brook Newfield Spring Wood, winterOld 'laid' hedge

Looking over to Povey and LightwoodBirds and Bluebells WalkHimalayan Balsam controlFly Agaric, Coalpit Wood

Norton Ploughing Match 2011. Surely this isn't the cup? Norton Ploughing Match 2011

Skull-cap in the marsh near Eckington. Another wild flower benefiting from the removal of Himalayan Balsam. JW Willowherb and reedmace at the SSSI reserve near Eckington. The marsh is now almost cleared of Himalayan Balsam. JW Harvest mouse nest in Moss Valley, late August 2011. JWHorse's Hoof fungus on willow, near Moss Brook. JW Speckled Wood, Dowey Lumb, July 2011Field Grasshopper, Dowey Lumb Large Skipper, Dowey Lumb, July 2011Betony and St.John's Wort, Dowey Lumb, June 2011

EVENING SKY AT 9 P.M. AT FORD BOTTOM, LOOKING WEST, TAKEN ON 13TH JUNE 2011. ON MOST DAYS THERE ARE PROBABLY MORE PEOPLE FLYING OVER THE MOSS VALLEY THAN THERE ARE LIVING IN IT. ON MANY OCCASIONS YOU CAN COUNT AT LEAST 6 VAPOUR TRAILS IN THE SKY AT ONCE. THE MOSS VALLEY IS UNDERNEATH ONE OF THE BUSIEST SOUTH/NORTH AND EAST/WEST AIR TRAFFIC ROUTES.

POVEY FARM TAKEN FROM TROWAY WITH RIDGEWAY IN THE DISTANCE ON THE RIGHT JUNE 2011

Povey FarmBitter vetch, Dowey Lumb Ancient track, HazlebarrowLong Wood April 2011

Nursery web spider, Dowey LumbWoodpecker marks on dead beech. Evidence of the importance of standing deadwood

Bluebells in Cook Spring Wood Fungus walk with Sorby Natural History Soc. Dowey Lumb Balsam pullLong Wood Autumn ploughing match, HazlebarrowAutumn ploughing match, HazlebarrowWild flowers, Moss Brook. Photo:Terry JacksonPeacock butterfly. Photo:Terry JacksonView from Bridle Stile, photo: Terry Jackson Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar. Photo:Terry Jackson Walk in March. Photo: T.Jackson

 

 

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