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 also want to record what wild flowers appear on this path and by the woods throughout the year. It’s a good way to improve my wild flower identification and see what blooms as the seasons change. I’ll update my posts too if I need to update any identifications.
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’m looking forward to recording 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!
16 thoughts on “Wild flowers on path into woods – Summer”
if i went for a morning run i would pictures of nothing but the concrete jungle that surrounds me. you live/run in a beautiful place and these are gorgeous shots
Thanks Claudia – I’m just surrounded by woods, fields and meadows so it really is rather heavenly.
What a beautiful place to go for a run, so much to see
Ahhh this is perfect timing for me to read this post as I have just returned from an after school walk with Kitty and Ozzy taking photos of loads of wild flowers too. And of course me being me I don’t have a clue about what’s what! Such a lovely location for a run Kriss, very envious indeed. Since my repeated ankle sprains I’ve not been able to run but now I’ve started physiotherapy we’re working towards me running again and there’s light at the ned of the tunnel. Posts like these are just the motivation I need 🙂
Lovely photos Kriss, as always – thanks for joining in again x
thanks Annie – it’s a continual learning process for me and the kids on what all the wild flowers are called!
Great photos Kirss – soon you’ll be needing to take an old ice cream tub on your runs too so you can pick the brambles along the way 😉 x #hdygg
Thanks Stephanie – we also have masses of brambles in some hedges so we’ll be able to fill tubs right in our garden!
Gorgeous route you have to take, it’s magical. I think the top one is yellow loosestrife. I love meadowsweet, they used to use it on the floors in Medieval times to disguise the less than fragrant smells. I have a few wildflower guides and you’re encouraged me to dig them out tomorrow,
Thank you Sam! I’ve updated my post. Fascinating to hear and read all the different uses for meadowsweet.
Such a fabulous place for a morning run. So happy to see that Luce and Theo’s den is still looking good.
I’m the same when I cycle to work, I take lots of photos of the flowers. I agree that I think it’s a woundwort. We have quite a lot of pyramidal orchids out near us at the moment (probably the most frequently seen one at this time of year) but it’s a different shape and leaves.
What a lovely idea to record the flowers you see through the year. I love meadow sweet. I’ve a patch of it in our garden. It’s just coming out. You have a fabulous place to run. #HDYGG
what a fantastic place to run/walk….im afraid all i see when out walking is sand or shopping malls
What a lovely walk to go on. I seemed to have noticed this year that the wild flowers around here are better than ever. I hope this a trend that will continue.
I’m very impressed with all the wildflower names 🙂 I miss walks like this now Stella’s too poorly to walk for long so I love seeing your photos x
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