11th April

Some beautiful Wildflowers have started cropping up around the recording area! The most obvious when you walk around are the patches of Violets. The Elms has a fabulous purple carpet at the moment… quite a sight!

(Please click on any of the photos to enlarge).

Sweet Violet

Everywhere we walk we seem to come across Red Dead Nettle, and some places White Dead Nettle. Quite pretty once you get up close and personal with them, yet often overlooked!

Red Dead Nettle

Red Dead Nettle

White Dead Nettle

White Dead Nettle

The Elms has also come alive with swathes of Celandine shining when the sun makes it’s way through the canopy, interspersed with Green Alkanet.

Lesser Celandine

Lesser Celandine

Green Alkenet

Green Alkanet

Once you notice the beautiful Periwinkle and the tiny Chickweed you start seeing it everywhere!

Greater Periwinkle

Greater Periwinkle

Common Chickweed

Common Chickweed

The next photos in this selection are a little more difficult to come by and are dotted around the recording area. Early Forget-me-not was located along the seafront, Honesty in the Elms and Fumitory was starting to crop up in Middle Field.

Early Forget-me-not

Early Forget-me-not

Common Ramping-fumitory

Honesty

Honesty

The first Cow Parsley was found in Middle Field along with this impressive patch of Field Horsetail! Definitely put a smile on our face.

Cow Parsley

Field Horsetail