Thursday 15 June 2017

The linnet

Photographed this lovely lady at work, where she and her fellow are nested in a thick hedgerow somewhere.

We've been making good progress with our campaign for a greener campus; our unmowed area has turned out to be almost twice as large as we first envisaged, and has rewarded us with bee orchids, self-heal, birds foot trefoil and enough white lover to cover a football pitch.

The red tailed bumblebees love it.

Next week we seed our second wildflower meadow, and we have some herbs to plant in a herb garden we extended. Looking forward to it.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 15.06.17


  1. Fabulous! I'm so envious of your bee orchids. Have only seen them once in the wild growing on chalk downland. Such amazing plants.

  2. THank you both, I'm able to take more photos at work now, very pleased with this

  3. So good to hear how well your wild flower meadow is doing. Bee Orchids are so beautiful :)

  4. Always a treat to watch a Linnet... Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Great news on the meadow front. You should tweet Springwatch, who are promoting these meadows at present...