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My Hi 5 from Arne: Grey Squirrel

This juvenile grey squirrel is included purely becase of its cuteness rating

Monday, 3 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Arne: Field Forget-me-not

Field forget-me-not yes but these were in the wood!

Monday, 3 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Arne: Cross-leaved Heath

But the cross-leaved heath is only just beginning to come out.

Monday, 3 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Arne: Wood Avens

Wood avens are coming to the end of their primary flowering time now

Monday, 3 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Arne: Foxglove

Arne has a lovely display of foxgloves in June

Monday, 3 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Ragged Robin

Now in full flow in damper areas of the common

Saturday, 1 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Marsh Ragwort

Currently the most frequent ragwort on view but that will change! 

Saturday, 1 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Green Alkanet

The lovely blue flowers of the green alkanet 

Saturday, 1 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Hemlock Water-dropwort

Now beginning to line the river bank 

Saturday, 1 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Sun-spurge

Here comes the sun!

Saturday, 1 June, 2019

My Hi 5 from Sturminster Newton: Hedgerow Cranesbill

The lovely blue flowers of this tall geranium that hides away in hedgerows

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Sturminster Newton: Red Valerian

Red valerian has a wonderful capacity to colonise walls and is found here on the old railway bridge 

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Sturminster Newton: Hogweed

Hogweed is now becoming the dominant flower of the hedgerows as cow parsley fades 

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Sturminster Newton: Meadow Buttercup

The meadows by the River Stour here are golden yellow in May with these buttercups

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Sturminster Newton: Russian Comfrey P1020302.JPG

A garden escape but often encountered on disused railways and waste places

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Longham Lakes: Cut-leaved Cranesbill

An astonishing amount of the cranesbill around the lakes

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Longham Lakes: Dog-rose

My first of the year and very popular with insects by the look of it.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Longham Lakes: Ribwort Plantain

Not everyone's favourite but I like it!

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Longham Lakes: Bitter Vetchling

Bitter vetchling is very common around the lakes

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Longham Lakes: Greylag Goose

Female greylag watching over her two goslings

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Stoborough Heath: Burnet Rose

The first of the burnet rose flowers emerging now

Sunday, 19 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Stoborough Heath: Mouse-eared Hawkweed

The pale yellow of the mouse-eared hawkweed help to separate it from the rest of the 'dandelions'

Sunday, 19 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Stoborough Heath: Lesser Stitchwort

The lesser stitchwort starting to appear as the greater stitchwort starts to decline  

Sunday, 19 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Stoborough Heath: Heath Milkwort

The tiny heath milkwort can be any colour from deep blue through to white 

Sunday, 19 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Stoborough Heath: Heath Dog-violet

Heath dog-violets today but sadly no pale dog-violets that we found

Sunday, 19 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Holt Wood: Germander Speedwell

In full flow now, clusters all along the woodland ride edges

Thursday, 16 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Holt Wood: Wild Angelica

Buttercup family certainly but this is lesser spearwort growing in damp ditches alongside the woodland path 

Thursday, 16 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Holt Wood: Speckled Yellow Moth

Sadly it flew before I got a fully focued photo - several about but very flighty

Thursday, 16 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Holt Wood: Hard Fern

Hard fern with fresh green fronds for spring

Thursday, 16 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Holt Wood: Lesser Spearwort

Buttercup family certainly but this is lesser spearwort growing in damp ditches alongside the woodland path

Thursday, 16 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Thorncombe Wood: Red Campion

Adding the red to the white of greater stitchwort and blue of the bluebells; very patriotic! 

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Thorncombe Wood: Cats-ear

Cat's-ear is now beginning to come into flower, soon it will be one of the most common species around

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

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