8th June 2013

Lake District National Park volunteers day: a walk from Grisedale Mine to look at Junipers


we were driven up to Greenside Mine


Mike from Cumbria Wildlife Trust tells as a lot about junipers


looking up the valley over more junipers to Catstycam


this bush could be more than 200 years old


the Juniper Shieldbug was thought to be extinct but is now thriving


trying to find more shieldbugs


descending into the valley with Ullswater and Place Fell in the distance


heading back up the valley with Catstycam ahead


falls in Glenridding Beck


looking up at the juniper


Catstycam from our lunch spot beside Glenridding Beck


looking down towards Sheffield Pike


tormentil in the grass beside the lunch spot


lunch!


looking across to the juniper after we cross the beck


more juniper on a rocky outcrop


Mike talking about montane vegetation


back at Glenridding mine