SE64T - Wheldrake WoodAfter one of the driest Aprils on record and an equally arid start to May, we were treated to a restoration of nature's fluid balance. Despite the rain, four stalwarts (?) proceeded with the planned exploration of Wheldrake Wood in steadily deteriorating weather and although the conditions were not conducive to overt enthusiasm we did enjoy several hours of interesting botany; John's knowledge of forestry trees bumping up our list of conifers considerably. With the exception of some Marsh Orchids and a couple of plants of a steroid-fuelled Geum (provisionally identified as G. macrophyllum, see picture), we didn't find anything particularly exotic but with a total of over 130 taxa we were well satisfied with our expedition.
Richard Middleton, 19 May 2017