05 May 2017

Thompson Common, Norfolk....

Thompson Common is famous for its pingos - a series of 400 shallow fluctuating pools thought to have been formed at the end of the last Ice Age by the melting of frozen groundwater inside ice-cored hummocks leading to the collapse of their centres.  More than 400 species of plant occur here, as well as many scarce insects, two rare amphibians and an abundant wildlife.  A pingo is also called a hydrolaccolith (a mound of earth covered ice) and is an Inuvialuktan word for a small hill.



































My 'Water Baby' .....












18 April 2017

NWT Wayland Wood, Norfolk

This magnificent ancient wood dates back to the last Ice Age.  It is steeped in history and folklore, deriving its name from 'Waneland' a Viking name for a place of worship.  It is also reputed to be the site of the 'Babes in the Woods' story.  Source:- information board on site.










Lots of lovely bird cherry blossom....





and early purple orchids, they were a bit blurry though, or is it me?.....


































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