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Spotlight on…Thistles

28 species in the Collins Flower Guide have the word “thistle” in their name. They are all members of the large and often confusing family of Asteraceae.[1] Sixteen of them are classed as true thistles, and at least ten of these are native species. For the purposes of this spotlight, we’re going to concentrate on […]

Posted 30 August 2018 | Categories: Spotlight on..., Wildwatch | Tags: Creeping Thistle, Spear Thistle, thistles, Welted Thistle, Wildwatch

Wildwatch: 23 May 2012 – Big bird gives us a buzz!

Weather: Hot and sunny. Clear at first. Some cloud later. Observers: Ian, Janetta, Kaj, Kaye, Linda At last, a warm sunny morning for our Wildwatch activities! Kaj and Linda headed out for another prolonged search for Kingfisher, and endured the hot sun for over an hour. The others went round the reserve on another fruitless […]

Posted 23 May 2012 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: buzzard, common buzzard, forget-me-nots, thistles