The botanical survey is taking up most of Alan’s time at the moment.
While Ruth tackled some particularly difficult hachuring, Jane and Vera spent some time plotting flower distribution patterns. We are surprised at the lack of a profusion of spring flowers compared to other places in the Dales, which leads us to wonder what this will tell us about the history of land use and management on the site.
We are now beginning to see the end of the survey almost in sight, at least for the reservoir side.
In the meantime, Peter did his best to carry out some underwater archaeology.
Peter's version of underwater archaeology © Jane Lunnon
And there are still some bits to do on the moorside when the vegetation dies down in winter.
Jane Lunnon, UWHG Archvist