Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Nature Notes: Wasteland
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.
There is a huge number of wildflowers there, it's amazing. This is Imperforate St John's Wort, I think
some kind of willowherb
brambles, attracting all kinds of insects
no idea what this is
I liked this miniature mountain
a wet corner produced Cattails and a small, creeping Genista species
I believe this is a Deadnettle
Black Medic, the bumblebees were going crazy over it
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.
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.