Just to point out that this is a Free Event,
as are all Halifax Scientific Society walks and talks. You may if you wish donate a little something to HSS funds. It’s also in the Wildside Booklet of the Countryside Service.
The toad spawn may now be tadpoles, though at this height and in this season it could be late developing. It appears in a drainage channel, so is easy to see.
The weather is set fair, so there’s a good chance to see the rare Bilberry Bumble Bees busying themselves making up for lost time. We sometimes see Common Lizards, and also Green Hairstreaks; very specialised moorland butterflies.
There will probably be Common Sandpipers, Willow Warblers, Red Grouse and Curlews to see and hear, and who knows what else? Maybe a Wheatear or a Ring Ouzel if we’re lucky.