Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blog Update

Will try and continue with the blog as soon as possible, not enough time in the day for everything.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Friday 4 July

Good day for a walk

 Curled Dock - Rumex crispus

 Lesser Burdock - Arctium minus

 Self Heal - Prunella vulgaris

 Slender St John's-wort - Hypericum pulchrum

 Amber Snail

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium


Take Care

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wednesday 2 July

Good sunny morning

When I saw the snail I almost missed the fact that normally in the valley we get White Lipped Snails, this is the first Brown Lipped Snail I have found in the valley. 

 Great Willowherb - Epilobium hirsutum

It's in flower and still spreading, Himalayan Balsam - Impatiens glandulifera

 Marsh Woundwort - Stachys palustris

Tormentil - Potentilla erecta


Take Care

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tuesday 1 July

Glorious July

 Common Knapweed  - Centaurea nigra this is all over my back garden.

 Currant Gall on Oak

 Can you see the tiny green bug not got an ID yet only spotted it when I was editing my photos, looks like a very tiny cricket

 This is to commemorate all the lives lost in war - it is in the village Memorial Gardens

The scent told us the Mock-orange - Philadelphus coronarius was in flower


Take Care

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Monday 30 June

Sunny day

 Black Medick - Medicago lupulina

 Cinnabar Catapillars

 Common Poppy - Papaver rhoeas

 Still waiting for the Corn-cockle - Agrostemma githago to flower

 Cornflower - Centaurea cyanus

 Gatekeeper

 Goat's Rue - Galega officinalis

Leaf & tendrils Meadow Vetchling - Lathyrus pratensis

 Meadow Vetchling - Lathyrus pratensis

 Meadowsweet - Filipendula ulmaria

 Perforate St John's Wort - Hypericum perforatum

 Purple Loosestrife - Lythrum salicaria

 Red Bartsia - Odontites vernus

 Scarlet Pimpernel - Anagallis arvensis

 Self Heal - Prunella vulgaris

 Tall Melilot - Melilotus altissima

White version of Red Clover - Trifolium pratense, not a rarity but have to say it's the first time I have come across it, we get red, zig zag, alsike & white on the meadow this just stood out - it made the white clover look like it needed a persil wash.


Take Care