Easingwold U3A

Saturday, July 31st 2010

Ladies from Easingwold U3A group came for a guided walk around the reserve today. They were most interested in the amount of wild flowers they could find. Amongst the ones they identified were Gipsywort, Hemp Agrimony and Betony.

Wild Carrot

These photos, however, are from things they didn't get to see! The first is of Wild Carrot which is in flower in the back garden of the Field Centre. This tall umbellifer often has a red central flower. Of those in the back garden there are three flowers which have this trait. We are not aware that Wild Carrot is anywhere else on the reserve. Let us know if you see it somewhere else!

Robin's Pincushion

This second photo is of a beautiful Robin's Pincushion. These galls only appear on roses and are made by tiny wasps which lay eggs within the stem and then the rose reacts to this by making the pincushion shape. They are always this colour.

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