After my sister and I found all the plants around our patch in May, my mum decided to register for a 1km square patch to monitor as part of the National plant Monitoring scheme.
As we are not that good at identifying plants we started with the 1km Wildflowers path
through our square and mum's friend Barbara came with us to help out. We also only looked at 200 different plants in the picture guide rather than looking for the 400.
The first part of the path goes along side a farmers field with hedgerow on one side and wheat on the other.
Within the first 200m we already found about 7 plants.
We also saw forget-me-knots and around 5 or 6 other plants that weren't in the 200 plants book.
We now entered the wood
|last bluebell, the rest have gone over
The next part takes us down a path in the woods that has a crabapple tree and lots of honeysuckle.
The last part of the 1km path comes out of the wood with a horses paddock on one side and a field of crops on the other. The path is lined with Hawthorn and lots of nettles
|Silverweed (not flowering)
We went back to pick up the trail camera.
(I changed the batteries, so the date and time went back)
The badgers were out so we stopped to watch them for a few moments but didn't take any pictures. We could hear lots of chattering from the badgers behind the brambles where we couldn't see them.
This is what the trail camera picked up.
We put a handful of monkey nuts out, the badgers didn't like the shells, they just opened them and ate the peanuts.