Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Nature Notes: Wasteland

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There's a wasteland a few minutes walk from my home, the spoil heaps of a construction site left alone for a bit more than a year now.



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There is a huge number of wildflowers there, it's amazing. This is Imperforate St John's Wort, I think

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some kind of willowherb

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brambles, attracting all kinds of insects

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no idea what this is

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curly dock

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I liked this miniature mountain

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a wet corner produced Cattails and a small, creeping Genista species
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Bindweed

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I believe this is a Deadnettle

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Black Medic, the bumblebees were going crazy over it

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and I can't identify these last two, but I love their colour and the contrast between the jumble of flowers that makes up the first one and the delicate single flower of the second one.
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All those flowers naturally attracted a great number of insects and other animals, I will post my photos of them next week for Nature Notes.

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