30 Days Wild - Day Ten - Identify a flower

By Hazel Pears for 30 Days Wild

Learning about the flowers you find...

I am very lucky that my role of voluntary reserves officer means that I get to spend lots of time outside. The more time I spend out on reserves, the more I learn about the nature around us.

I am currently trying to learn wildflowers, and I have had a lot of help from colleagues, who point new flowers out to me while we are working. I am gradually building my knowledge and starting to be able to recognise more and more - and it's always suprising how many are all around us.

Today I have seen grass vetchling, ox-eye daisies, hedge cranesbill,  and yellow archangel. It is amazing some of the colours you find when you stop to look. 

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Ways to go wild...

Identify a wildflower. Find something flowering in a roadside verge, under a hedge or on a patch of unmown grass, and see if you can identify it. Don't dismiss what you think of as a 'weed' - they have their own beauty, and often great names like 'Jack-by-the-hedge' or 'clivers'. Try searching for a 'wildflower' app on your phone, or asking on social media for help. Then see where else you can spot it!

Events during June for 30 Days Wild...

We've got loads going on all through June to help you go wild in our three counties. Visit our calendar for a full list of events.