Saturday 20th August 2011: Natural History of Gritstone Moors 2

Looking at cup and ring stonesLooking at cup and ring stones This visit was made by 7 people to discover some of the natural history features of the moor. The first area we looked at was the part that BEES have been managing over recent years. We focussed on two areas where bracken had been removed and compared the plant distribution. One area was found to have a Ph of 3.5! But it was still able to support a plant community that included Bell heather, Cross leafed heath, Ling as well as Crowberry and Bilberry. We then across the road to find the stones that have cup and ring marks and speculate as to how they came about. The walk was led staff from Field Studies Council who provided useful information throughout. 

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