Flora and fauna – Gorse
Jan19

Flora and fauna – Gorse

Bringing some much needed colour to the New Mills countryside, gorse with its acid yellow flowers and prickly green spikes is really welcome in the depths of winter. These pictures are from the bridleway leading up to Lantern Pike – but gorse is common all over the area. There are different varieties (common and western gorse) and between them they flower practically all year round which may explain an old saying: ‘When gorse is...

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