I’ve started to go on early morning runs now that it’s summer. Except I always bring my camera with me which gives me the excuse to stop – a lot – and take photos. One of my favourite parts is a path into woods which is lined with wild flowers.
Brambles are flowering next to it and showing the first signs of blackberries forming.
I’m not sure of the names of all these wild flowers on the path leading into the woods, so if you know what they are called – or I’ve identified them incorrectly – let me know in the comments and I’ll update the post. (UPDATE – Thank you Sam from Happy Homebird and Christine from A Family Day Out for helping me with some of the wild flower identifications. I’ve also been going through the wild flower books and updated where needed.)
Common bird’s foot trefoil
Hedge woundwort (above and below)
At first I thought these were wild orchids but when I edited the photos I realised they looked like woundwort.
Meadowsweet from above
Meadowsweet lit by sun rays
By the end of the path I’m right inside the woodlands. One duty I have as a mother is to check that the den in the woods built by Luce and Theo is still standing and report to them after my morning run. I thought someone was inside the den with a torch but then saw that it was just the light shining on it through the trees!
I also plan to record each season the different wild flowers on the path into woods so I can keep a calendar of what to expect in the future throughout the year. This also means putting together some spotter sheets for my kids with all the right identifications! Luckily I know some fantastic gardeners and nature lovers to ask on Annie’s How Does Your Garden Grow?