Roundabout flowers, and baby Lapwings..




Back in April I did a trip to Burley Roundabout to record the Cowslips growing there (see here)
now they have dyed back the next set of wild flowers are growing through.
I like doing lists and recording, so I am hoping to go back again in a few weeks.
Here is a list of what I found flowering to day. It's been good to catch up on common flowers and their names that are growing right now.

A little walk down the lane produced some other nice finds.


There were many more flowers to flower, just need some more sun this week and they will be out, yet again it was sunny to day but soooo cold in the wind, it was later on in the day to, so there were no Butterflies or bees flying.

More plants along the road.



In the field that follows the old road I managed to spot a Lapwing with two young feeding amongst the grass.







Plenty of rabbits in the fields enjoying the sun.


More flowers, discovered this plant to day on the grass verge at the park, Winter cress has many names and comes from the Brassicaceae family or Mustard family, they are a right pain to ID, as they are all very similar and all the names depending were you are from get a little mixed up with each other.

  Common Winter-cress, Yellow Rocket, Herb Barbara, Yellow Rocket-cress, Winter Rocket, Wound Rocket, Garden Yellow-rocket !




Amongst one patch of Nettles  Peacock butterfly caterpillars were spotted.







Curlew


I'm hoping I've got all the flower names right (let me know if not) and you find some you have spotted before.

Before I go I want you to take a look at Ian's blog if you have not before

My wildlife pond project

Ian and his daughters have made the most wonderful bug hotel.


HAPPY HUNTING

AMANDA xxx

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  1. I'm squealing with delight at your photos! And thanks for the link to the pond project.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, have had the most wonderful weekend looking at wild flowers..
      Amanda xx

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  2. Super post as usual Amanda, great photos. A mention too at the end, what a nice surprise, thanks :-)

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    1. Thanks Ian, your bug hotel was worth a mention...
      Amanda xx

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  3. It is wonderful to see so many beautiful wild flowers and to learn their names! Thank you! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy, I was really pleased I could remember most of their names too..
      Amanda xx

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  4. A great post! So many good wildlife finds :)

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    1. Thanks Louise, making the most of the dry weather and a few days of...
      Amanda xx

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  5. Another lovely post Amanda with some great photos - great to see photos of the young Lapwings :) Thanks for the link to the blog with the bug house - its wonderful. By coincidence was talking to Millymollymandy this morning via comments about building something like that. Am going to start collecting various items! :)

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    1. Thanks RR, think it's the first time I've seen Lapwing chicks so cute, shown Ian's bug house to OH and suggested we need to change the one we have in the back garden for this one :))
      Amanda xx

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  6. So many wildflowers......your images make them look so magical. I Love the lapwings........they have to be one of my most favourite birds. I used to see them in the fields opposite our home but sadly have not seen them for several years (sad)
    Love the little chicks......lets hope they survive.

    Butterfly caterpillars.............fabulous :)

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, love the fact I've been finding ones I've not seen before, great moment seeing the baby Lapwings.
      amanda xx

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  7. Thank you so much for identifying the flowers ... so many of them, and so different.

    Loved the baby chicks, lets hope they do ok.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, fingers crossed the chicks will be OK..
      Amanda xx

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  8. Lovely little Lapwings Amanda and good shot of the Curlew.
    Your floral/plant shots are quite imaginative.

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    1. Thanks Roy, glad you like the photos...
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  9. Great way to track and record the wildflowers! I enjoyed your phots and the font you chose to identify them. Happy hunting!

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    1. Thanks PP, I like to be organised so keeping photo records is a good way, and I like discovering new things in place I regally visit...
      Amanda xx

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  10. Fantastic set of wild flowers. Isn't it great what a variety there is when you look properly for them? Your pics of the baby lapwings have made my day! Super post, as always xx

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    1. Thanks CT, to say it's been cold here I have been amazed over the last few days how many wild flowers are out, and love the fact I'm finding new plants all the time.
      Amanda xx

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  11. I love to see the wildflowers growing so naturally and bringing in the insects and the birds. The circle of life is wonderful! xx

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    1. Thanks Chel, they have been wonderful this year despite it been a little cooler than normal...
      Amanda xx

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  12. The wildflowers are all so beautiful and it's great to see what grows in local areas and note it all down as records. So sweet to see the baby lapwings! They are only winter visitors here, so I'm never going to see any!

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    1. Thanks Mandy, even the grass they cut has been left a little longer this year, lack of warm sun is making everything looking rather lush, I wish all councils would let wild flowers grow on grass verges and roundabouts.There are a lot less lapwings about, out on the moor yesterday I did not see one.
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  13. Lovely wildflowers Amanda. Despite the coolish May they seem to be doing well this year don't they and I spotted my first Oxeye daisies just last weekend outside Malton (Oxeyes being one of favourite flowers). What a treat to see the young Lapwings in your local fields too :-)

    Kindest regards and best wishes to all :-)

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  14. Thanks David, Would love some Daisies for the garden, and I think you are right the wild flowers are looking lovely. Not often you get to see baby chicks like this so a real treat..
    Amanda xx

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  15. Wow, you found so many different plants in a small area. There seems to be much less variety here - either that or I'm just not looking hard enough! Love the baby lapwings - that was a lucky find. x

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    1. Thanks Julie, there are many more to flower, just shows if councils work with the local resident what beautiful thing they can have, to share...
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  16. Gorgeous flowers! I just love the Lapwing and the baby Lapwings. Great shots! Enjoy your day!

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