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22-05-19: Sturminster Newton

cetti's warbler great tit wren wood pigeon grey heron blackbird house sparrow chaffinch chiffchaff blackcap

small white large white holly blue

banded agrion

cow parsley red campion hawthorn common nettle daisy hogweed broad-leaved dock dandelion elder white deadnettle hemlock-water dropwort common sowthistle cleavers herb-robert bramble garlic mustard  field forget-me-not meadow buttercup creeping buttercup red clover yellow iris common mouse-ear germander speedwell white clover shepherd's purse common poppy hedge mustard cut-leaved cranesbill ribwort plantain greater stitchwort bush vetch Russian comfrey wood avens red valerian hedgerow cranesbill curled dock

Peter Orchard
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A lovely sunny morning to do the circuit from Fiddleford Mill across the amazing buttercup meadows to Sturminster Newton and then back to Fiddleford via the flower-lined trailway, the track of the old Somerset and Dorset railway. 

21-05-19: Longham Lakes

magpie tufted duck black-headed gull Cetti's warbler mute swan coot blackcap blackbird reed bunting buzzard greylag goose wren great crested grebe canada goose mallard robin chaffinch wood pigeon swift

small white small copper large white

Swollen-thighed beetle buff-tailed bumblebee common carder bee large red-tailed bumblebee common blue damselfly

bramble beaked hawksbeard cut-leaved cranesbill yellow iris ribwort catsear black meddick bitter vetchling Russian comfrey oxeye daisy birdsfoot trefoil white clover red clover common vetch cow parsley smooth hawksbeard goatsbeard charlock common field speedwell red campion daisy meadow buttercup bulbous buttercup dog-rose germander speedwell scarlet pimpernel lesser stitchwort elder hawthorn wood avens bush vetch dovesfoot cranesbill common mouse-ear guelder rose creeping buttercup pineappleweed common sorrel 

cocksfoot Yorkshire fog sweet vernal pendulous sedge 

hart's-tongue

Peter Orchard
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A glorious morning for a walk around the lakes. Longham lakes are known for their birds in winter but the flowers in spring and summer are amazing. Millions of oxeye daisy let alone anything else! 

20-05-19: Hartland Moor

daisy hawthorn gorse germander speedwell field madder mouse-ear hawkweed dandelion common vetch bluebell bulbous buttercup salad burnet sheep's sorrel dovesfoot cranesbill sticky mouse-ear birdsfoot trefoil lesser trefoil burnet rose birdsfoot holly tormentil heath dog-violet meadow buttercup cuckooflower lesser stitchwort columbine common storksbill wild strawberry ribwort small-flowered buttercup

Cuckoo heard

Peter Orchard
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18-05-19: Stoborough Heath

chaffinch wood pigeon green woodpecker common blue cinnabar moth large red damselflyRibwort bulbous buttercup daisy germander speedwell mouse-eared hawkweed eyebright sheep's sorrel sticky mouse-ear birdsfoot trefoil lesser trefoil tormentil birdsfoot dandelion red clover lousewort common vetch gorse burnet rose green-winged orchid common storksbill hawthorn common mouse-ear creeping buttercup meadow buttercup heath milkwort dovesfoot cranesbill lesser stitchwort round-leaved sundew cottongrass lesser celandine herb-robert bod pondweed bog myrtle heath dog-violet white cover

Peter Orchard
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The sun was shining as we set off, soon become glomy and then a few spots of rain when we were furthest from the car and it was chucking down by the time we got back! The joys an English spring!