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


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