Archive for December 7th, 2007

7th December 2007, Friday

Lesser Periwinkle

Today in a sheltered and unkempt spot by Playden Church, a clump of Lesser Periwinkle was in full, fresh flower. My book (Fitter & Blamey) says February to May. In this mild winter, perhaps many other flowers are out early – or late?

CORRECTION: now re-identified as a garden variety of Periwinkle, possibly Vinca difformis which regularly flowers in late autumn and early winter.

7th December 2007, Friday

Golden Plover


More than a thousand Golden Plover were roosting today within the safety of the electric fencing, just south of Lime Kiln Cottage. An amazing spectacle and sound, especially when they were chased by a Peregrine

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