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Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

First seen Foxglove of Spring and More Wild Flowers along the Bridgewater Canal - 28th May 2000

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Something green is growing Heron on the canal

  1. Something green is growing
  2. Heron on the canal

Heron flying along the canal White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens)

  1. Heron flying along the canal
  2. White Clover/Dutch Clover (Trifolium repens)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Pair of Mallard ducks

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Pair of Mallard ducks

Black headed gull on dawn patrol over the canal Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Black headed gull on dawn patrol over the canal
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Heron along the canal

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

Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Budding field of Rape Seed Flowers (Brassica napus)

  1. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  2. Budding field of Rape Seed Flowers (Brassica napus)

Looks like budding Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove) Looks like budding Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

  1. Looks like budding Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)
  2. Looks like budding Digitalis Purpurea (ordinary wild foxglove)

Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle) Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)

  1. Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)
  2. Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Red Campion (Silene dioica)

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Red Campion (Silene dioica)

Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum) Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)

  1. Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)
  2. Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)

Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum) Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)

  1. Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)
  2. Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)

Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum) Red Campion (Silene dioica)

  1. Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)
  2. Red Campion (Silene dioica)

Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum) Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

  1. Tall Rocket (Sisymbrium altissimum)
  2. Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

  1. Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)
  2. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum)

  1. Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) (Was previously labelled as Growing Musk Mallow (Malva moschata))
  2. Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) (Was previously labelled as Growing Musk Mallow (Malva moschata))

Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

  1. Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) (Was previously labelled as Growing Musk Mallow (Malva moschata))
  2. Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

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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