I've been having a good, but very slow trot around yesterday, running painfully slowly after bowling 18 overs this weekend. Tere's a lot gone to seed - the teasels are over, the thistle heads have turned into clouds of fluff - but running up the steep drag off Clay Lane up to Beacon Hill there's a lot of knapweed in flower, and a lot of blackberry in fruit.
I did munch a couple, carefully selecting them from above urinating dog level. Very nice too. Must collect some for my parents. Blackberries that is, not dog urine.
The Beacon Hill reserve also has a fine collection of knapweed growing, but disappointingly it wasn't offering much in the way of butterflies or bees. Warmer weather and you'd find it covered in large and small skippers, I'm sure.
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