Herb Bennet aka Wood Avens #wildflowers



Flowers, Herb Bennet, June 2017


Geum urbanum. (more…)

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Greater Butterfly Orchid #wildflowers



Flowers, Greater Butterfly Orchid, June 2017


Platanthera chlorantha – a single plant seen on a different ride to previous years. (more…)

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Common Nettle #plants



Plants, Common Nettle, June 2017


Urtica dioica. (more…)

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Who’s the Daddy? #plants



Plants, Greater Burdock, June 2017


The main leaf on this Greater Burdock was approx 68cm long and 43cm wide. (more…)

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Ragged Robin #wildflowers



Flowers, Ragged Robin, June 2017


A first June – and Summer – visit and the first Lychnis flos-cuculi are appearing on the rides. (more…)

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‘Embrace with joy the changing seasons’ #nature



Trees, Pendulous Sedge, May 2017


From ‘Advice from a Tree’ by Ilan Shamir. (more…)

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Common Spotted Orchid #wildflowers



Flowers, Common Spotted Orchid, May 2017


Dactylorhiza fuchsii. (more…)

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Under attack #trees



Trees. Dogberry, May 2017


The Guelder Rose, Viburnum opulus, was being seriously defoliated by lavae which I assume are Vibernum Beetle, Pyrrhalta viburni, or similar. (more…)

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‘… the blessed and the blessing trees.’ #nature



Trees, Field Maple, May 2017


A line from ‘Spirit of Trees‘ by Wendell Berry. (more…)

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How to preserve your youth #plants



Plants, Lemon Balm, May 2017


A daily draft of essence of Lemon Balm is the answer, says Baker. (more…)

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Crab Apple #trees



Trees, Crab Apple, May 2017


Malus sylvestris. (more…)

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Bush Vetch #wildflowers



Flowers, Bush Vetch, provisional identification, May 2017


Vicia sepium, provisional identification. (more…)

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