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Samm

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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2012 »

Cool I'll have a look next weekend :)

Might still be a bit early for flowering, you'll possibly get Common Butterwort, but Pale Butterwort doesn't flower til at least July.
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2012 »

Might still be a bit early for flowering, you'll possibly get Common Butterwort, but Pale Butterwort doesn't flower til at least July.

This site is good for wild flowers

http://www.wildflowersofireland.net/plant_detail.php?id_flower=525&wildflower=Butterwort,%20Pale

I didn't know about the pale one but if i see a common one i'll be happy. Definitely be on the look out for the pale ones in july.
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2012 »

Area around the Spinkwee river camp site has common butterwort, lousewort, tormentil, milkwort, wild pansy and bluebells.

Lots of worts! The cover of bluebells suggests to me the area was quite recently wooded.
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2012 »

Area around the Spinkwee river camp site has common butterwort, lousewort, tormentil, milkwort, wild pansy and bluebells.

Lots of worts! The cover of bluebells suggests to me the area was quite recently wooded.

Cool, i'll have to check that area out over the next few weeks.
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2012 »

will be armed with my ML handbook on wednesday,try & find a few  ;)

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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2012 »



Some Star Moss, nice colour of green
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2012 »

Found this on the way back from Hen...anyone know what it is?

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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2012 »

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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2012 »

Got a few good pics of butterworts, how do I get them on here?
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2012 »

You need to upload them to a website like Photobucket, that's the one i use, then once there uploaded you can simply copy the image code and paste it in the thread.
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2012 »

Ah right, might do that at some stage but too tired tonight. Tried the attachments option there but the pics are too big or something.

Anyway, was up at Spinkwee River again on Sat, found a bank of Common Butterworts on the steep slope on eastern side of river. At least 14 of the plants in about a square metre and some of the biggest ones I've seen too. One or two were in flower.

Also there are more regenerating trees on this slope than I thought at first, at least 40 birch saplings (ranging from under a foot to about six feet in height), several willows, four rowan saplings and best of all five tiny oak saplings. Hope some of them survive.

In birdy news the Grey Wagtail nest at the river was empty and there was no sign of the young or the adults, nest looked undisturbed so I think they all fledged successfully. And in other news there was fresh litter at the campsite after I had cleared it up and carried two full black bin bags of rubbish back to Newcastle the previous Saturday!
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2012 »

I'm going to have to take a dander up to Spinkwee River sounds like loads of stuffs happening and i'll bring a bag or two just incase.

Seen my first lone Mourne Butterwort yesterday walking up Hen :)

Sundews should be coming out soon too i think. That's another one i need to add to my list.
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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2012 »

Sundews should be coming out soon too i think. That's another one i need to add to my list.

I've never seen a Sundew at all. If I ever do I will let you know. My aims in June are to look for nesting Peregrines in the Mournes (although probably getting a bit late for this), to follow the Spinkwee further up towards its source and also to explore along the (unnamed?) stream on the east slope of Luke's Mountain, vegetation looks good here.
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Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.

... from 'Inversnaid' by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

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Re: plants of the high mournes
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2012 »

whats this little fellow then (spotted on slopes of slieve corragh today) bit small for a daffodil  ;D

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