With the lockdown relaxation a more views from further afield. With an orchid we should all know.

Old Railway Embankment

picture of Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) in flower
Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare) in flower

A plant in the Borage family here found in a typical location, well drained, dry embankments.

Picture of Columbine (Aquilegia sp.) in flower
Columbine (Aquilegia sp.) in flower

A native to the northern hemisphere this could just be a garden escape.

Local Nature Reserve

The local nature reserves (LNR’s) are a network of designated sites defined by our local authorities.

picture of Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) in flower
Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) in flower

Yellow Rattle is a hemi-parasitic plant that gets some of it’s nutrients from the plants around it. Put some in your lawn to keep the grass from growing too much. It’ll allow other plants a chance to grow and start a meadow.

picture of Early-purple Orchid (Orchis mascula) in flower
Early-purple Orchid (Orchis mascula) in flower

As it’s name says it is early in the year and really very welcome to see.

picture of a Spider Web
Spider Web

I did get pictures of the wee beastie as it came to get it’s prey. It was too fast to get a clear picture. So the beauty of the web will have to do.