Opposite the church hall where my quilt group meets, I'd noticed a community meadow. In April, it was full of cowslips and I wondered what was in flower now. Off I went with Chickpea to find out: I have to say this was quite a sacrifice on her part as she suffers from hayfever and a meadow is really the last place she wants to be at the moment!
At first sight it didn't look that exciting. Lots of grasses, buttercups and clover but not much else. Wander further in though and look closely.
|Northern marsh orchid?|
|Fox and cubs|
And this was the view looking back over the field towards the church and Winter Hill. It was surprising to find so much in a small area and I'm going to go back later in the summer to see what else appears.
Do let me know if I've identified any of the flowers incorrectly. The orchids, in particular, I find really tricky.
Back home there is little sign of progress with my own wildflower meadow. There are other plants growing amongst the grass but nothing I can identify yet that wasn't there before. It's only been two weeks though so I'm probably just being too impatient!
Hopefully, as well as fitting in more wild moments, this week I'll find some time to share my holiday snaps. Have a lovely week. x