When your labrador refuses to get out of the car because its too windy you know you’re in for some interesting weather!
The wind was even stronger today with the anemometer (hours of fun that thing!) displaying steady readings of 23mph and reaching a maximum of 37mph. As it was coming from the South it was hitting the slope pretty heavily leaving little shelter for anything to fly in.
I did spot one hardy Speckled Wood on the Eastern Glade but again didn’t see anything much else unfortunately. Still, fingers crossed for the weekend, especially as its our open day on Sunday.
I will leave you with a couple of snaps from today of the ponies and a rather nice Common Spotted Orchid bunch on Ivythorn.
-Steve, Large Blue Ranger 2013