For Day 22 of 30 Days Wild my sister and I challenged each other to see how many different flowers we could find in an acre, in the field next door to our house.
I’m sure we missed quite a few flowers, but while walking around we saw so many butterflies we lost count of the Ringlets and Meadow browns. Also bees, grasshoppers and crickets and surprisingly a couple of shrews running around beneath the cover of the vegetation.
Looking back at the photos, it shows how many tiny insects inhabit the flowers.
I’ve now got to learn all the names of the flowers.
Common Spotted orchid, daisy, self-heal, red dead-nettle, forget-me-knot, comfrey, field bindweed, lady’s bedstraw, common centaury, scarlet pimpernel, wild carrot, hedge woundwort, common bird’s-foot trefoil, white clover, vetch, creeping buttercup, red campion, field scabious, knapweed scentless mayweed, mugwort, brambles, Red clover, oxeye daisy.