2010

SD1192 : Grazing land and moleshills near Corney

taken 14 years ago, near to Corney, Cumbria, England

Grazing land and moleshills near Corney
Grazing land and moleshills near Corney
Moles live in loose, easily diggable soil throughout Britain, from sea level to about 3000ft, but there are no moles in Ireland. They do not colonise poor mountain soil or acid, sandy soil because these contain few earthworms.
Moles belong to the order of mammals called insectivores, and are related to hedgehogs.
Molehills spoil lawns and sports grounds and reduce the value of pasture. They may also damage blades of cutting machines. In addition, moles rob the soil of earthworms. Farmers and gardeners are therefore their chief enemies. Other enemies include owls, foxes, dogs and cats.
The mole's name is possibly a shortened form of 'mouldiwarp', a names still used in northern England, which is derived from Old English 'molde', meaning earth and 'werpen', meaning to throw.

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Category: Molehills
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SD1192, 10 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Maigheach-gheal   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 25 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 26 April, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 116 922 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:19.0790N 3:21.5642W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 115 922
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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