At work, 200 odd metres of verge is still unmowed, and things have changed. The two species of orchid, the forget me nots, the gentian, the wintercress, the self heal, well that's all gone although the self heal is still visible in its gone-to-seed form.
What we have now on our campus is rosebay willow herb and teasel flowers in enormous quantities. The burnet moths that loved the teasel have died, but there's lots of bees visiting and small and green veined white butterflies.
The main field is a yellow mass of ragwort, with meadow browns and ringlets down in the long grass.
I've even seen a single silver y moth!
We've given the local wildlife a bit of a help at work.
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