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My Hi 5 from Sandford Heath: Bog Pondweed

Not the most glamorous of flowers and a common feature of heathland pools

Saturday, 11 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Sandford Heath: Dovesfoot Cranesbill

The delicate mauve flower of Dove's-foot cranesbill 

Saturday, 11 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Sandford Heath: Eristalis pertinax

An insect for a change, the hoverfly Eristalis pertinax

Saturday, 11 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Garston Wood: Columbine

Also known as aquiligia and in our garden as grannie bonnets

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Garston Wood: Common Twayblade

A bit dull but an orchid nevertheless

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Garston Wood: Solomons Seal

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Garston Wood: Yellow Archangel

Another indicator of ancient woodland

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Garston Wood: Woodruff

The delightful clustered little snow white flowers of sweet woodruff 

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Kilwood: Sika Deer

I think these sika deer may have seen us coming?

Monday, 6 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Kilwood: Herb-Robert

Stinking Bob or herb-Robert; I can never get a photo to do this flower justice

Monday, 6 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Kilwood: Ramsons

The highlight of Kilwod in spring; milllions of ramsons (wild garlic) flowers

Monday, 6 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Kilwood: False Oxlip

A hybrid cross between the primrose and the cowslip

Monday, 6 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Kilwood: Hawthorn

Hawthorn has replaced blackthorn as the dominant white flower in the hedgerow 

Monday, 6 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Bere Wood: Pignut

Pignut; the smallest, most delicate and probably the most attractive member of the carrot family.

Monday, 6 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Bere Wood: Wood Speedwell

The delicate, mauve petals of the wood speedwell flower

Monday, 6 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Bere Wood: Tormentil

A little flower I assiciate mainly with heath but growing big and strong here in the wood

Monday, 6 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Bere Wood: Yellow Pimpernel

Classic damp woodland flora, the yellow pimpernel

Monday, 6 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Bere Wood: Holly

You have seen the berry well here is the flower

Monday, 6 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Durlston: Early Spider Orchid

One of the first emerging early spider orchids

Thursday, 2 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Durlston: Cowslip

Just a few cowslips around at the moment

Thursday, 2 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Durlston: Thrift

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

Thursday, 2 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Durlston: Charlock

The wonderful yellow flowers of charlock

Thursday, 2 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Durlston: Sea Campion

Just a few sea campion in flower, more to come

Thursday, 2 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Holton Lee: Early Purple Orchid

One of just two early purple orchids we found growing in the wooded area

Sunday, 28 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Holton Lee: Heath Dog-violet

The best flower on the heath at the moment

Sunday, 28 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Holton Lee: Silverweed

My first sliverweed of the year; it will not be the last!

Sunday, 28 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Holton Lee: Cuckooflower

A little surprised to find this growing in the reed bed.

Sunday, 28 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Holton Lee: Bulbous Buttercup

The distinctive turned down sepals of the bulbous buttercup.

Sunday, 28 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Piddles Wood: Wood Dog-violet

Wood dog-violets being photo-bombed by celandines! 

Sunday, 21 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Piddles Wood: Hairy Woodrush

Hairy woodrush is well established here

Sunday, 21 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Piddles Wood: Wild Cherry

Just a couple of wild cherry trees in the wood

Sunday, 21 April, 2019

My Hi 5 from Piddles Wood: Garlic Mustard

My first Jack-by-the-hedge (or garlic mustard) of the year

Sunday, 21 April, 2019

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