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Saturday, 18 May 2019

Double Flowered Cuckoo Flower

Sadly we didn't find the Cuckoo Flower today.
It may flower at little later so could still appear.
Here are some pictures taken in 2015.


These aren't the tyical "Double Flowered" variety which has several layers of petals
An entire flower grows from the centre of the other


The grassland along this stretch of Black Brook has changed a lot in the last 12 months.
This was clearly once excellent unimproved grassland but had become rank,
covered in brambles, docks and thistles with a lot of scrub hawthorn and gorse moving in.
Much of that has now gone and cattle have been put on.
Hopefully this grassland will now return to it's former glory
and we may even find it a good Waxcap Fungi site in the Autumn.

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