My Nature

My Hi 5 from Oakers Wood: Barren Strawberry

Gaps between the petals so barren strawberry not wild strawberry 

Sunday, 14 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Oakers Wood: Common Polypody

Polypody fern grows on trees and walls

Sunday, 14 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Oakers Wood: Silver Birch

The male catkins of the silver birch tree

Sunday, 14 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Oakers Wood: Goat Willow

The flower of goat willow, also known as pussy willow and sallow

Sunday, 14 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Oakers Wood: Pendulous Sedge

This pendulous sedge lines both sides of the path through the wood

Sunday, 14 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Durlston: Thrift

Like many other flowers just emerging, this is amaongst the first thrift of the year

Friday, 12 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Durlston: Charlock

The wonderful yellow flowers of charlock

Friday, 12 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Durlston: Sea Campion

Just a few sea campion in flower, more to come

Friday, 12 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Durlston: Early Spider Orchid

One of the first emerging early spider orchids

Friday, 12 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Durlston: Cowslip

Just a few cowslips around at the moment

Friday, 12 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Bere Wood: Red Currant

A blurred photo of red currant flowers

Sunday, 7 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Bere Wood: Fever-fly

A fever-fly at rest on a primrose flower

Sunday, 7 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Bere Wood: Bluebell

The first few of the soon to be many coming in to flower

Sunday, 7 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Bere Wood: Great Stitchwort

My first 'shirt buttons' of the spring

Sunday, 7 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Bere Wood: Greater Periwinkle

A large patch of this garden escape a quarter of a mile from the nearest house; how did it get here?

Sunday, 7 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Cole Wood

Several patches of early dog-violets in the woodland

Sunday, 31 March, 2019

My Hi 5 from Cole Wood

Wood Sorrell starting to flower now

Sunday, 31 March, 2019

My Hi 5 from Cole Wood

A single patch of Coltsfoot

Sunday, 31 March, 2019

My Hi 5 from Cole Wood

Wood Spurge looking good too

Sunday, 31 March, 2019

My Hi 5 from Cole Wood

Wood Anemone out in force including some with nine petals rather than six

Sunday, 31 March, 2019

My Hi 5 from Durlston: The dandelion-like flowers of bristly oxtongue

Saturday, 20 October, 2018

My Hi 5 from Durlston: The sliver Y - one of our more common immigrant moths

Saturday, 20 October, 2018

My Hi 5 from Durlston: The seed pods confirm this as black mustard

Saturday, 20 October, 2018

My Hi 5 from Durlston: A single pale flax still in flower

Saturday, 20 October, 2018

My Hi 5 from Durlston: The fantastic seed heads of travellers joy

Saturday, 20 October, 2018

My Hi 5 from Arne: The ultimate magic mushroom Fly agaric

Thursday, 18 October, 2018

My Hi 5 from Arne: The Birch knight fungus looking more like a pork pie

Thursday, 18 October, 2018

My Hi 5 from Arne: Porcelain fungus on dead beech

Thursday, 18 October, 2018

My Hi 5 from Arne: The common autumn cranefly Tipula paludosa

Thursday, 18 October, 2018

My Hi 5 from Arne: The somewhat distinctive stinkhorn

Thursday, 18 October, 2018

My Hi 5 from Holton Lee: How does a little egret keep so clean despite spending all day in the mud?

Sunday, 30 September, 2018

My Hi 5 from Holton Lee: Cross-leaved heath still in flower

Sunday, 30 September, 2018

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