Queens Award for Voluntary Service

More flowers in the Hay Meadow marsh

Wandering around this morning digging out ragwort from the very dry marsh. (More than expected, but still on the decline overall.)

In addition to Nieduszynska’s flower (purple loosestrife) I think, I found a group of self-heal:


Meadowsweet along the border with Lucy Brook is expanding nicely:


And there are a good number of St John’s wort plants scattered around (this one being worked by a bee – brown dot in the middle of the photo!). In fact, most of the yellow flowers in the marsh that can be seen from the Fauna path are St John’s wort rather than ragwort.