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My Hi 5 from Thorncombe Wood: Marsh Marigold

I prefer king-cups but that is not what the book calls them. Nearly over for another year now. 

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Thorncombe Wood: Common Marble Gall

Some people call these oak apples but they are more formally known as marble galls. They are the gall of a tiny wasp, Andricus kollari, introdiced in the early 19th century as marble galls were used to  make ink.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Thorncombe Wood: Oak Apple

This is the real oak apple, much bigger than the marble gall and less rounded. the gall of the wasp Biorhiza pallida

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Beaked Hawksbeard

Beaked Hawksbeard can now be seen on waste places, road verges and lawns now!

Sunday, 12 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Green Nettle Weevil

Tiny and often missed but common on nettles

Sunday, 12 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Spotted Medick

I only just spotted this medick as it is small and sprawling with tiny flowers

Sunday, 12 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: Birdsfoot

It is a shame this flower is so tiny as it is hard to appreciate its delicate beauty

Sunday, 12 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Wareham Common: White Clover

It is only white clover for goodness sake!

Sunday, 12 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 Sandford Heath: Broom

Not as common as gorse on the heaths and so more welcome perhaps!

Saturday, 11 May, 2019

My Hi 5 from Sandford Heath: Birdsfoot Trefoil

This will soon be common but at the moment there is not much in flower

Saturday, 11 May, 2019

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 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: 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 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 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 Durlston: Early Spider Orchid

One of the first emerging early spider orchids

Thursday, 2 May, 2019

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