Friday, 25 May 2012
Flowers Around The Swale
Whilst wandering around the reserve this morning enjoying the sunshine, I thought I'd take a few photos of the wild flowers that were out, courtesy of my humble Fuji camera. (Double click on the first one and they all come up much better).
Above we have Salsify and below, Scentless Mayweed.
I couldn't resist adding this impressive display of Red Campion, with a border of Rape, that is along the Leysdown Road.
Back to the reserve and the Comfrey below is attracting many bees and it is followed by Water Forget-me-not.
A colourful addition along the ditches is the Yellow Water Iris.
Red-flowered Houndstongue is beginning to flower, one to leave alone this is, as it smells of mouse urine.
Along some of the grazed banks by the seawall there are now large carpets of Sheep's Sorrel.
One of my favourites, the simple but pretty Dog Rose.
Hawthorn, or aptly named May blossom.
The yellow cousin of Salsify - Goatsbeard.
And on the saltings, large clumps of Thrift.
This Small Copper was having a rest on a dry cow pat on the grazing marsh and stayed just long enough for me to quickly snap it.
And finally, Celery-leaved Buttercup in one of the ditches.