Saturday, 11 August 2012


Along with Alan Larkman I spend a fair bit of time at an Oxon farm identifying the natural history of the place as this helps to justify the farms inclusion in the Higher Level Stewardship scheme. Lew does occassional bird identification for us and can usually find 20% more species than we can. The flora is fascinating as it stays where it is and I can then photograph it and check it out back home. Yesterday we found some now pretty rare arable farmland flowering species along with some more common ones and the sun was so hot we were both relieved to get back to the car and take it easy on the drive back home.

Musk Mallow

Corn Spurrey


Corn Marigold


A now rare type of Hemp Nettle

Swathes of seeded Corn Spurrey.

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