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Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Flowers and searching for the Duckings of Daresbury - 19th May 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

  1. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
  2. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) Daisy (Bellis perennis)

  1. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
  2. Daisy (Bellis perennis)

Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

  1. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
  2. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

Bush Vetch (Vicia speium) Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

  1. Bush Vetch (Vicia speium)
  2. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Group of aphids or mites? Group of aphids or mites?

  1. Group of aphids or mites?
  2. Group of aphids or mites?

Red Campion (Silene dioica) View over the fields towards Moore

  1. Red Campion (Silene dioica)
  2. View over the fields towards Moore

View over the canal towards Daresbury Laboratory View over the fields towards Runcorn

  1. View over the canal towards Daresbury Laboratory
  2. View over the fields towards Runcorn

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus), Red Clover (trefolium repens) and Dandelion Seedhead

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus), Red Clover (trefolium repens) and Dandelion Seedhead

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Budding Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  2. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Daisies (Bellis perennis)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Daisies (Bellis perennis)

Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Resting fly

  1. Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Resting fly

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
  2. Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Most likely a Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

Heron fishing on the canal Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Heron fishing on the canal
  2. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens) Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens)(?)
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Male and female Mallard Duck on the Canal Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Male and female Mallard Duck on the Canal
  2. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Moorhen on the Canal Swan preening itself beside the canal

  1. Moorhen on the Canal
  2. Swan preening itself beside the canal

Swan preening itself beside the canal Swan preening itself beside the canal

  1. Swan preening itself beside the canal
  2. Swan preening itself beside the canal

Swan preening itself beside the canal Bridgewater Canal scape

  1. Swan preening itself beside the canal
  2. Bridgewater Canal scape

Duck and ducking in digital zoom mode Duck and ducking in digital zoom mode

  1. Duck and ducking in digital zoom mode (was two duckings a few days before)
  2. Duck and ducking in digital zoom mode (was two duckings a few days before)

Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

  1. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  2. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Budding Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Duck and ducking in digital zoom mode

  1. Budding Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  2. Duck and ducking in digital zoom mode (was two duckings a few days before)

Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus) Twilight approaching over the canal

  1. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus)
  2. Twilight approaching over the canal

1915 (Robert Graves)

"I'VE watched the Seasons passing slow, so slow,
In the fields between La Bassée and Bethune;
Primroses and the first warm day of Spring,
Red poppy floods of June,
August, and yellowing Autumn, so
To Winter nights knee-deep in mud or snow,
And you've been everything.

Dear, you've been everything that I most lack
In these soul-deadening trenches--pictures, books,
Music, the quiet of an English wood,
Beautiful comrade-looks,
The narrow, bouldered mountain-track,
The broad, full-bosomed ocean, green and black,
And Peace, and all that's good."

(Refer: ALCS -
The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society:
http://www.alcs.co.uk)

This England

"This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
 This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
 This other Eden, demi-paradise,
 This fortress built by Nature for herself
 Against infection and the hand of war,
 This happy breed of men, this little world,
 This precious stone set in the silver sea...
 This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England."


 William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, 
 Richard II, Act 2, Scene 1 
 (JOHN OF GAUNT (Duke of Lancaster) speaks)


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