Monday, 29 June 2015

Veg

Plants

The London Natural History Society do a botany day on the patch each summer (22nd June this year). I've never been able to make it. So I tried my own little plant walk around the patch. I couldn't find any Adder's Tongue Fern (the plant that lays claim to the SSSI status on the marsh) but I had a great time up to my head in height with plants and bugs. The best plants being found on the North Marsh parallel to the railway.

Adder's Tongue Fern (web pic)
Broad-leaved Ever-lasting Pea

Comfrey
Common Bird's-Foot-Trefoil

Creeping Thistle
Hedgerow Crane's-bill
Lady's Bedstraw
Meadow Vetchling
Meadowsweet
Michaelmas Daisey
Perforate St John's-wart
Purple Loosestrife
Ragwort
Red clover
Woody Nightshade
Yellow Iris
Large Skipper

Large Skipper Opening Wings
Small Tortoiseshell
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