Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

Germander Speedwell

Germander speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) is a common, hardy turf weed that invades turf and lawns. It creeps along the ground, spreading by sending down roots at the stem nodes. It is propagated both by seed and stem fragments. Leaves may defoliate in … Continue reading

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Wood Avens

A common plant of hedgerows and woodlands, wood avens is also known as ‘herb Bennet’. Small, quickly drooping, yellow flowers appear on slender stems from May to August and are a good source of nectar. Wood avens is also a food-plant … Continue reading

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Toadpoles And Being Held Captive (2 images)

There were too many toadpoles to count in North Pond today. The mud here has a grip of steel, and I managed to get myself stuck in it – a common occurrence for a seasoned marsh hopper like me. When the boot unexpectedly sinks further … Continue reading

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