Flowers Galore!

Sunday, July 14th 2013

Warm weather is bringing many flowers into bloom.  The Raspberries have finished flowering and now it is the turn of the Blackberries.

Blackberry

Greater Spearwort has put on a beautiful show in the Scrapes over several weeks.  Now it has been joined by the wild roses which scramble through the vegetation.

Wild rose and Greater Spearwort

Slender St John's Wort is the first of the St John's Worts to flower.  Each year their spots, black and/or red, shape of leaves and stems are examined before identification is confirmed!

Slender St John's Wort

Foxglove volunteers will be so thrilled to know that the thistles are beginning to set seed so 'thistle pulling time' is almost here!  You can just see the seeds developing on this thistle head.  Many insects love thistles.

Bee on thistle

This skipper butterfly is feeding from the nectar, using its long proboscis to reach the nectaries hidden at the base of the flower.

Skipper feeding on thistle flower


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