We had a very good species identification walk today, led by Pauline Wilson. We walked around both meadows, trying to identify trends in the species we saw.
There was a marked range of colours in these Common Spotted Orchids. It was a pleasure to walk though the grassland and to be suddenly surrounded by a flock of butterflies.
We also found out a bit about distinguishing green things:
Rushes are round
Sedges have edges
And grasses have knobbly knees!