Rain stopped play

Today it rained all day! There has been so much rain over the last few weeks that the ground is saturated and it’s been noticeable how places that I visit regularly along the coast are much more waterlogged than usual. I guess these things go in cycles to a degree, but it’s concerning – in the light of overall global warming – to see how this might severely impact an area like the Norfolk coast, which is generally flat and low-lying.

At Cley yesterday it was clear that the dike that runs east-west across the main marsh area had overflowed it’s banks at a few points, and one of the main concerns with reserves like Cley is if the fresh water marsh areas get overrun by sea water. In fact there”s been a lot of excavation work going on in parts of the Cley reserve over recent months: I don’t know if this is directly linked to water levels, but I suspect that it is.

Reeds at Cley in 2004 – on a sunnier day than we had today!

Anyway sadly no wildlife observations happened today, and there were no moths in the moth trap.

No new species for November 27th:

Birds = 228
Moths = 256
Wildflowers = 290