Small Tortoiseshell emerged from hibernation today and fluttering round our house.
Some of us want to fit another walk in because the next scheduled is not till 27th February to Hardcastle Crags. Members of the Upper Calderdale Wildlife Network are invited to join us.
It seems a while since the last walk; the one on 1st January – the New Year Bird Count.
Up on the tops of the Pennines we might see some interesting birds, and maybe find that Cranberries still grow near Cranberry Dam. Bring a snack and a drink. It is a short walk of less than 3 miles, but there are rough paths and a couple of stiles to negotiate.
It is spectacular rugged geology. We will be looking at everything – not just birds. No doubt we will pass some Flying Bent collecting sites. It will be interesting to see what the area looks like after the Boxing Day deluge.
Meet on Sat 23rd January at the bridge over the Calder at Todmorden Bus Station.
Time; 10.30 for 10.40. Lifts available up to the start of the walk at Walsden.
Buses come in regularly from Halifax. (The whole journey is 49mins.)
Or lifts from Halifax.
Please say if you can come by posting a comment here or contacting me.
A “Rock-run”. I have read an explanation of how they are formed.