June Flowers

Monday, June 12th 2023

Early summer has been late in arriving but now that it is here everything is growing madly!  The volunteers have been out pruning overhead branches along the many paths.  Tree branches, roses and Brambles seem to grow as soon as their backs are turned!  Thank you for doing this important task.

The middle moor is blooming!  Common Bird's-foot Trefoil shows bright yellow even amongst the many buttercups and Yellow Rattle.

There are many more flowers to open as the summer progresses and the buzzing of bees will increase.  Butterflies will flit amongst the flowers, feeding.

Dog Roses have started to open even if they are covered in tiny willow seeds.

In the Scrapes the Yellow Flag Iris has opened, but the flowers do not last for long.

One flower that can stay in flower until October if we are lucky is Greater Spearwort.

Most of the trees have flowered and many set seed.  Guelder Rose has just opened its flower head.  It has red berries in the autumn, which are sometimes eaten and sometimes not eaten!

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