Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Ivy Broomrape

Ivy Broomrape, Calderstones Park
Ivy Broomrape, Calderstones Park
The area behind the cafe in Calderstones Park has always been a well known site for the nationally scarce Ivy Broomrape (very few sites in the North), this is a really unusual parasitic plant and it has been rumoured that it was introduced by the late Eric Hardy. It has spread over the years and seems to be increasing.

Not much else showing in the park; Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 family parties of Canada Geese (a rare breeder in S.Liverpool), and a Red-Eared Terrapin.

No sign of the Kingfisher from previous visit.

Purple Loosestrife, Calderstones Park
White Water-Lily, Calderstones Park

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