Mini foxgloves, cone babies and 43 species of lichen

Monday, March 27, 2017

mini foxgloves cone babies and lichen
The little nature reserve we stumbled upon set us a challenge of sorts to spy a number of mammals, birds, insects and all manner of wildlife. Needless to say I didn't spot the mountain hares.... nor all the super exciting lesser spotted what'sit called- doodah thingamejigs.
I want to apologise to the 41 species of lichen I couldn't identify, I'm sure you are beautiful and carry mystique in your own right but it was my own failure in not finding you. The two we did spy were magnificent.
mini foxgloves cone babies and lichen

mini foxgloves cone babies and lichen

mini foxgloves cone babies and lichen
The cute little foxgloves were so small and they varied in size from small to super dinky, all nestled in the undergrowth and in walls and here, there and everywhere. How wonderful it would be to spy the larger ones in flower. Did you know that foxgloves are biennials?  They spend year one establishing and year two in flower.
mini foxgloves cone babies and lichen
Teasel and viburnum, a beautiful mix in one picture.
mini foxgloves cone babies and lichen

mini foxgloves cone babies and lichen

mini foxgloves cone babies and lichen

mini foxgloves cone babies and lichen

mini foxgloves cone babies and lichen

mini foxgloves cone babies and lichen
Teeny, weeny cone babies. Aren't they sweet?
Sophie

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3 comments

  1. Nice blog once again Sophie sad you could not find the Lesser spotted thingamejigs . But you got some nice photos ,lichens I find are fascinating along with mosses ,seems so many different ones growing in the strangest of places.

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  2. I like mosses like Chris above and lichens are fascinating but I don't have a clue. Butterflies are about the only species I can identify due to a massive A2 poster we had in our conservatory when I was growing up, naming British butterfly species. Everything else-meh!

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  3. Looks lovely. Those lesser spotted what'sit called- doodah thingamejigs are hard to spot! :)

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