You just never know what is up in them there trees here in Rosedale. This little bat was roosting high up on the bark of an ash tree yesterday. Today it would seem it favoured a peep in the hole when it fell asleep. Updale Natural History Recorder
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These beautiful wheatears are back in their numbers up on the edge of the moor. The male has a grey back and crown and a striking black eye-stripe with a white stripe above called a supercilium. The female has altogether browner colouring with a cream supercilium. Both have buff underparts and a white rump and both have a characteristic bob and flick action. You should see them from the old railway line on the east side of Rosedale and at the top of Chimney Bank. Worth getting your walking boots on. Updale Natural History Recorder
The Rosedale History Weekend held at the Updale Reading Room was very well attended, helped by the excellent weather with visitors, many from out of the dale, enjoying a wide display of industrial, social and natural history material on show. The renowned Kildale industrial historian, Malcolm Bisby gave a fascinating talk on Saturday on the development of the Rosedale branch on the North Eastern Railway and over thirty people (and three dogs) took part in the walks ups to East Mines over the two days
Many thanks to Tom Mutton and Eslpeth Ingleby of the TELI team, to the Ryedale Folk Museum for the loan of mining artifacts, to Janet, Margaret and Carol for the splendid array of refreshments, to the members of the Rosedale History Society who helped host the event and make it such a success and to Jimmy Barraclough for the use of his field for parking.
Over Easter this chaffinch has laid her eggs which she is now incubating. She will sit for up to 13 days before they hatch. The nest is commonly built in a fork of a tree or bush and is a deep cup made of moss and lichen and lined with feathers. Updale Natural History Recorder
Another lovely butterfly is on the wing this weekend. The green hairstreak is a small butterfly found on the moor here in Rosedale favouring the bilberry plant. It can be hard to spot as its wings underneath are bright green and very similar in colour to bilberry leaves. When it lands it immediately closes its wings blending perfectly in to the background. Often seen in sunny sheltered positions. Updale Natural History Recorder
Comma butterfly is now on the wing here in Rosedale. A favoured place for them is a sheltered sunny position on the edge of a wood where they will bask in the sun. Delightful white comma on the underwing if you are lucky enough to see it. Updale Natural History Recorder
This glorious weather has brought out more Spring flowers in Rosedale. The sweet violets under the hedgerows are real gems and the blackthorn is just starting to burst. A great time of year to be out n about. Updale Natural History Recorder
March has thus far been kind and the wild daffodils narcissus pseudonarcissus have responded by showing themselves a little early. Not yet in full flow but a delight to see along Northdale beck from the village of Rosedale Abbey. Updale Natural History Recorder
The sun keeps tempting us out here in Rosedale and its all starting to happen. Frogspawn is a sure sign that Spring is starting. Lots in the ponds on the edge of the old railway line. This lovely Round-leaved crowfoot Ranunculus omiophyllus is also showing itself up there in acidic pools. Attractive green scalloped leaves that float on the water with tiny white star-like flowers. Updale Natural History Recorder