May Flowers

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

Flowers are blooming across the reserve.  Hidden away amongst the leaves, some Hawthorn flowers are just beginning to open.

Hawthorn blossom

Out on the moor, a patch of dark blue needed to be investigated. It was a milkwort, exact species is still to be confirmed.  As it  is on the edge of the path, another cross will have to added to the map  'Do not strim here please.'

Milkwort sp

Also on the moor Lousewort is thriving. It is semi parasitc on grass.

Lousewort

Red Clover is showing its pink/red flowers in the green sward of the middle moor.  This is an important flower for some bees.

Red Clover

Tormentil is a low creeping perennial that can be found in many places on the reserve, including the moor.

Tormentil


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