Life on a Church wall
You can see my other Urban post from the Town Hall-Link
I have done a few posts on this Church wall and usually found some thing new every time I go back.
No matter were you live, be it a big city or the countryside there will be a church, usually with trees and shrubs. Here you could watch the birds and insects, there will be plants to find as well as mosses in lichens.
On my way down to the church I spotted this plant growing out of a chimney, the sun was in the wrong place so not a great photo, not sure what the plant is, so let me know.
There were many plants growing out of the road side, but this one needs a mention for it's ability to just about grow anywhere.
The next thing I observed was a small patch of cobbles next to the road, with mosses and lichens as well as plants growing, it was it's own little world. I probable could have done a whole post on just this little patch.
Here I found a few new plants for me to record.
On the church wall the first thing you notice is the grass growing out of the top and in the cracks.
Most high walls round here like the Park and Town Hall are great environments for ferns to grow, I found three diffrent types here.
Here is a great link to Common Urban wall Ferns
Out of the wall there was Broad-Leave Willowherb and Dandelion growing, and on the top I discoverer this little Oak tree (so cute).
This wall is a good spot for Ladybirds and more this year Harlequin Ladybirds, at the park the Nettles are covered in Harlequin Larva, as was this wall. I don't think Iv'e seen so many. This is a little worrying as it is not good for our Ladybird.
I only saw this one adult Harlequin, it looks like it has been freshly painted and has got it's spots smudged...
Snails could be found hiding amongst the Ivy, and a new Acorn had been left on the wall..
With the Ivy in flower there was a real buzz from Hover fly's to Wasps and Bees.
Robins were singing and to noisy Jays were having a chat.
On the wall opposite the Church wall there was this lovely red plant growing out of the wall, I think it is called..
Along this side of the wall I found may plant growing out of the ground,
a Sycamore tree
Plenty of nettles and a little Nettle tap moth.
A Yellow poppy
(To be named)
And a yellow flower from the Daisy family I think..