Category Archives: British Plants

#30DaysWild – highlights from 2019

Here are my highlights from #30DaysWild 2019. Moving house, while working full time and joining in with 30 Days Wild wasn’t easy, but it was very worth it!

One of the best things I have done all month is putting up the bird feeder in my new home. It didn’t take long for the birds to find it! I now have regular visits from Blue Tits, Great Tits, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Robins, Blackbirds, Sparrows. I also have Collared Doves and Wood Pigeons hovering up the dropped crumbs. Winding down from a day at work, I now find myself sitting with my cuppa and watching my new feathered friends!

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#30DaysWild – Day 20 – Appreciating the wild world

Today I was able to spend some peaceful time appreciating the wild world around me. I got to listen to the birds sing, admire some beautiful bugs and adore the colourful splendour of wildflowers!

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#30DaysWild – Day 19 – Life (and death) among the buttercups

While wandering through a meadow I spotted a cluster of buttercups. I stopped to take a closer look and found a microcosm of life among the petals, with each flower having its own story to tell.

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#30DaysWild – Day 14 – Admiring colourful wildflowers

Stepping out between rain showers, I went in search of a little colour in the form of wildflowers. I found plenty to admire and here are a few I wanted to share with you.

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National Meadows Day

In honour of National Meadows Day, I visited my favourite meadow at golden hour. It is beautiful place anytime of the day, but the light this evening made the wild flowers shine!

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#30DaysWild – Day 14 – Grass ID

So I have to say that knowing my grass species is not one of my strengths! I thought that today I would have a bit of a practice. I wandered round my local patch and picked a sample of every species I passed. I collected 9 species, and when I got home, I dug out my grass IDs to figure out what I had found.

Bit of challenge but I hope I’ve done OK!

Day 14

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#30DaysWilds – Day 13 – Tiny frogs and colourful close-ups

Today I thought I’d take a closer look at some of nature’s beauty. All that detail and colour. My only challenge was photographing it in the wind!

Best moment was when a small movement on the surface of some damp ground grabbed my attention. I thought it was a beetle, then I saw some more movement. I inspected the area more closely and saw that the tiny creatures were juvenile frogs! They shone like gems in the sunlight! Utterly delightful!

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#30DaysWild – Day 8 – I found a Bee Orchid!

I found a flowering Bee Orchid in my local patch! I am thrilled! I have only ever seen them in photos so I’m over the moon to find one. Isn’t it a stunning flower!

Now I’ve home, I’ve pulled open May’s BBC Wildlife magazine to read the article on Orchids. I will enjoy finding out more about these beautiful plants.

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#30DayWild – Day 4 – Visiting a garden centre

Today I popped to the garden centre. I took some time to admire the nectar rich flowers. As the weather was rather cool, there wasn’t much insect life, but I enjoyed imagining the flowers being covered in hungry butterflies and bees when the sun comes back out.

I bought a terracotta plant pot while I was there, and I am going to paint my new pot. I have a plan for it, but that’s for another day.

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#30DaysWild – Day 2 – Sketching wildflowers

Today I thought I’d enjoy taking a closer look at some wildflowers.

Normally I would take my camera and snap a few photos, but I chose to do something different … I took the time to sketch them.

This is definitely a tranquil way to appreciate nature’s beauty!

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