Flowers in the Sunshine

Monday, April 22nd 2019

We have been waiting for the spring flowers to flower and they have been a little on the slow side, but the warm weather has really made a difference.  Marsh Marigolds in the Scrapes were in bud before the weekend but are  now open.

Marsh Marigold

Bird Cherry buds have been tightly closed but one small tree is covered in blossom.

Bird Cherry

Weather conditons do not really bother Daisies and they flower throughout the year, but they do look brighter in the sunshine.

Daisies

The Exmoor Ponies were moved from the far moor where the Bluebell bank is situated, so that they would not damage the Bluebells, which are now spreading well into the Stone Circle.  These flowers are now beginning to bend their heads as the bell shaped buds open.

Bluebells

 White Dead Nettle is not often seen on the reserve.  A photograph was taken and upon closer inspection the flowers are covered in tiny hairs.  

White Dead Nettle

The Exmoor ponies were taking a rest in the shadow of a Hawthorn tree.  Lark (I think) is lying down and if you look closely you can see the mud on his leg from wading in Plover's Pool!

Exmoor Ponies resting


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