While this mild winter continues, it’s amazing the amount of flowers still out if you look closely in the grassy edges of fields. It’s nice to see a splash of colour considering we’re nearly in December.
White Dead Nettle is out in some quarters. Something for the late Bumblebees to feed on.
I was worried I’d left it too late to collect Red Campion seeds in September. There is still lots of campion and plenty of seeds left now along the woodland edges.
Corn Marigold is growing up where the fields have yet to be ploughed.
I was surprised to find Meadowsweet still in flower along the path near Orwell.
Gorse is still flowering around Orwell
Sulphur Tuft and other fungi are more likely at this time of year.
As well as all these flowers I’ve also noted some butterflies with Red Admiral on the 19th and a Peacock on 22nd. These butterflies overwinter in sheds and roof spaces. I also spotted a Bat by the cemetery on the 22nd.