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jayThistledown & Willowherb

Saturday, 16th August 2003
Richard Bell's Wild West Yorkshire nature diary

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creeping thistle rosebay willowherbwood pigeonWood pigeons feed on the spilt grain in the stubble amongst the great rolls of straw.

rosebay by the canal
A scrubby patch between the canal and the railway is a mass of thistledown with swatches of magenta rosebay willowherb.

wall brownspeckled wood We see half a dozen speckled woods (right) on a stretch of south-facing canal towpath backed by a walled embankment and overhanging hawthorns.

At the embankment by the canal basin a wall brown (left) suns itself, appropriately, on the stone wall. next page

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