Today was beautiful and so Fizz and I went on a flower hunt.
I had promised to take her to see the Bluebells and there is an old Sweet Chestnut coppice not far from here that should do the trick. So that is where we are heading. On the way we are going to look for flowers.
We don’t just want any old flower, we want new ones that we don’t recognise. We want to learn something. So off we go.
This is the track up to the Badger sett. I left a camera out there last night and I want to pick it up on the way.
Next it is pick up the camera and it is disappointment again. This main sett has so many entrances and I am just trying to find one that is being used. There seems to be a lot more badger activity in the fields behind the farm but if there are going to be cubs they would be here.
This time we got nothing. A Tramp in the Woods, that’s all.
One of the things that I particularly wanted to do today was photograph the female of the species St. Mark’s Fly. It is called that because it usually appears around St. Mark’s day, April 25th and the adult flies only live for about a week so the window of opportunity is quite narrow. They have gone and I have missed that one, never mind, I’ll get it next year.
Okay this is more like it. This is a flower that I don’t recognise. Just what we were looking for.
Now I have to take lots of fairly boring pictures of the leaves, the stem, the form of the plant. I have to get as much information as I can and I will find out what it is when I get home.
The next flower that we see falls into the same category as the first herb. We know what it is but it looks too good to pass it by.
It is a Comfrey but I am not sure which one.
Now I am seeing weird geometric patterns everywhere.
We headed back through the fields towards the farm.
Tomorrow is another day.