Winter flowers

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.

P1100729Perennial Cornflower was out in the RSPB Bumblebee field


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.

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2 Responses to Winter flowers

  1. miranda macdonald says:

    Great flower pictures, amazing what is still flowering in late Nov – I think you’ll find that’s a picture of an annual cornflower not an perennial cornflower!

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