Under The Railway Bridge.

I have been noticing lately how lovely a local field is looking. All-sorts of flowers have been popping up this year. Makes me wonder if someone has been scattering seeds? The plants have been absolutely buzzing with bees and grasshoppers. Meadow Brown’s , Ringlets and Skippers are flying in abundance. I’m eager to see what else will turn up over the Summer. Will keep you posted. 😘

There could be more clover than grass in the field and they smell really sweet, especially in the sunshine after a shower.

Pops of colour are certainly provided by the burnt orange blooms of the Orange Hawkweed, which is also known as Devils Paintbrush and Fox & Cubs.

I think this is a member of the Crane’s -bill family , maybe Druce’s Cranes-Bill.

Tutsan is the largest of the St John’s Wort flowering plants. I was quite surprised to find it amongst the vegetation. I like how there are both flowers and berries.

I noticed a couple of Silver Y Moths fluttering around the thistles. They are migrant moths that fly day and night and can be identified by the metallic y on each wing.

Love-in-a-mist is not a wildflower, so I’m not sure how this bloom ended up here. I love it’s delicate and intricate design.

By the brook a Yarrow peeps , it’s leaves are feathery. In the past this plant was used on bloody wounds, but sticking it up your nose causes nosebleeds apparently. 🙄

Skippers are seen resting on buttercups and darting from flower to flower. They are tiny butterflies, however I cannot tell whether they are the large or small species.

In the grass I spy Fairy Flax which looks like it should be in a fairies garden.

Along with ringlets there are lots of Meadow Browns in the field. They are very fond of the thistles. 🙂

So that’s all for now. There are foxgloves and teasel but I will save them for another post. 🙂


39 thoughts on “Under The Railway Bridge.”

      1. Yep, not always the angel he appears on my blog. I love him to bits but today he was a bad un. Luckily these pics were not taken today. Haha, I have almost forgiven him. X

  1. Wow – what a lovely meadow. We have several Tutsan in our garden, it seems to seed itself, which is great! It has all sorts of reputed properties, including allegedly smelling like ambergris, whatever that smells like!

  2. Great photos, and so much in one field. Love the photo of Hugo but if I stuck Yarrow up my nose it would just make me sneeze 🙂 🙂

    1. Oh Cathy, it was awful. I was nearly sick. I suppose I should be thankful he only goes for dead things , not live ones. But yes, big gross factor. X

  3. There’s definitely a lot more flora and fauna around here. Some of it is the lack of maintenance in public spaces – some mowing of greens but verges kept natural. I think too because of the lack of traffic, etc, there are more birds around so maybe they are helping scatter more seeds and of course we’ve had that lovely few weeks of sunshine and then gluttons of rain so it all helps. I am spying more butterflies too – oh so pretty!

    1. Yes I think our local wildlife has enjoyed the rest from human kind, though we seem to be back with a vengeance now. If only everyone respected and loved the countryside . X

      1. If only indeed. On a slightly different note – I live 60 miles or so from the sea but we have had seagulls around and about – as if they’ve lost their way. I read they are heading inland to find food – as the beaches and seaside resorts have been less busy there are less tourists leaving remnants of food around for them to scavenge.

  4. Such a lovely meadow buzzing with insects and fragrant with wild flowers and self seeded ones too. Lovely photos, thank you for sharing them:)

  5. Brilliant! Have you ever considered putting together a nature book – Wildflowers and Walks around Clitheroe? Find a local publisher to consider it for publication? You’ve got some lovely material. I’d buy it! 📔

  6. Wonderful photos of Hugo in the meadow and the butterflies feasting . I’ve never had any luck with wildflower seeds either. Nigella ( Love in a Mist) on the other hand seems to thrive in my garden, in some cases even without my involvement, coming up from the cracks between flags stones as well as the border and pots where the seed was purposefully scattered. Even though it’s classed as an annual, I’ve even got Nigella returning in places where I planted it last year. It never lets me down.

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