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Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Evening ramble, Parading Mallard Ducks, Daresbury Bell Playing Night, Flowers, Swans and cygnets - 24th May 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)

  1. Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)
  2. Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)

Two of three Mallard Ducks on Parade in Daresbury Laboratory Daisies (Bellis perennis)

  1. Two of three Mallard Ducks on Parade in Daresbury Laboratory
  2. Daisies (Bellis perennis)

Daisies (Bellis perennis) Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

  1. Daisies (Bellis perennis)
  2. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

  1. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
  2. Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

Broom (Cytisus scoparius) Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

  1. Broom (Cytisus scoparius)
  2. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides) Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

  1. Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)
  2. Bluebells (Hycanthinoides non-scripta)

Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides) Red Campion (Silene dioica)

  1. Forget-me-nots (Myosotis scorpioides)
  2. Red Campion (Silene dioica)

Red Campion (Silene dioica) Red Campion (Silene dioica)

  1. Red Campion (Silene dioica)
  2. Red Campion (Silene dioica)

Possible Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica) Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus)

  1. Possible Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica)
  2. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg) (agg meaning aggregate - lots of varients) From Fitter et al., "Very variable scrambling shrub with easily detached thorns; over 2000 microspecies have been described".

Budding Flowers Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

  1. Budding Flowers
  2. Wild Rhododendrums (Rhododendron ponticum)

Pendunculate Oak (Quercus robur) Shoulder chomping horses of Daresbury

  1. Pendunculate Oak (Quercus robur)
  2. Shoulder chomping horses of Daresbury

Beware the king shoulder chomping horse of Daresbury Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)

  1. Beware the king "shoulder chomping" horse of Daresbury
  2. Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)

White Dead-Nettle (Lamium album) Possible Annual Rockcress (Arabis recta)

  1. White Dead-Nettle (Lamium album)
  2. Possible Annual Rockcress (Arabis recta)

Possible Annual Rockcress (Arabis recta) Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

  1. Possible Annual Rockcress (Arabis recta)
  2. Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

  1. Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)
  2. Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus) Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

  1. Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)
  2. Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus) Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

  1. Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)
  2. Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

Possible Annual Rockcress (Arabis recta) Cows and calves of Daresbury

  1. Possible Annual Rockcress (Arabis recta)
  2. Cows and calves of Daresbury

Bell Ringing practise night at Daresbury Church

  1. Bell Ringing practise night at Daresbury Church

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanacea) Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)

  1. Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanacea) (where conkers come from)
  2. Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)

Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum) Possible Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

  1. Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)
  2. Possible Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

White Campion (Silene alba) Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

  1. White Campion (Silene alba)
  2. Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

A Wild Mignonette (Resida lutea) Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus agg)

  1. A Wild Mignonette (Resida lutea)
  2. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg) (agg meaning aggregate - lots of varients) From Fitter et al., "Very variable scrambling shrub with easily detached thorns; over 2000 microspecies have been described".

Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus agg) Budding Thistle

  1. Blackberry/Bramble (Rubus fructicosus agg)
  2. Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg) (agg meaning aggregate - lots of varients) From Fitter et al., "Very variable scrambling shrub with easily detached thorns; over 2000 microspecies have been described".

Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis) Budding Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides)

  1. Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)
  2. Budding Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides)

Budding Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides) A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)

  1. Budding Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides)
  2. A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)

A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis) A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)

  1. A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)
  2. A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)

A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis) Mute Swans repairing nest while cygnets watch

  1. A relative of the Field Pansy (Viola arvensis)
  2. Mute Swans repairing nest while cygnets watch

Mute Swans repairing nest while cygnets watch Mute Swans repairing nest while cygnets watch

  1. Mute Swans repairing nest while cygnets watch
  2. Mute Swans repairing nest while cygnets watch

Mute Swans repairing nest while segnets watch Moorhen

  1. Mute Swans repairing nest while segnets watch
  2. Moorhen

Moorhen Lone ducking follows mother

  1. Moorhen
  2. Lone ducking follows mother

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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