Monday, 20 May 2013

Practical Session Report - May

What a difference a month makes! Thanks to a bit of light and warmth from the sun, the plants have woken up and we were blessed with a sea of colour in the Churchyard.

Along with the raking and a bit of weeding to control some of the more dominant plants, we had a very successful flora count; adding 19 sightings to the flora list. Ivan spent some time counting the snails that we have at the Churchyard and I will try to get a list of those for the next report.

Sighting of the month, for me, has to go to the green-veined white butterfly. It sat patiently as I tried to get a good photo of it for our records!


Amazingly we still had a violet in flower:

The ones to watch out for over the next couple of months are this navelwort, which throws up a huge flower spike full of flowers.

And this stonecrop, which is one of a few stonecrop species present on the side wall area of the Churchyard.

Next month is our 15th anniversary meet, for which there will be cake! Hope to see you there.

Tim

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