Day 22 – How many flowers in an acre

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.

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About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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2 Responses to Day 22 – How many flowers in an acre

  1. It must be rare unimproved grassland to have so many beautiful flowers and insects?

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