Monday, 8 August 2011

Highfield Moss


A real hidden gem on the outskirts of Lowton, near Wigan and for at least the past 160 years the home to a colony of Marsh Gentians. See page 36 of Buxton's Botanical Guide: Original text

Unfortunately Baguley Moor the only other colony Buxton referred to within Greater Manchester became part of the largest council estate in western Europe.

Marsh GentianMarsh GentianMarsh Gentians

Also plenty of Round leaved Sundews, Western Gorse, Heath Groundsel, and Common Fumitory. Birdlife included Yellowhammers, Linnets, Corn Buntings, House Martins and Swallows.

SundewWestern GorseCommon Fumitory

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