Tag Archives: Therfield Heath

Wordless Wednesday – Furry flowers and spiky seedheads

 

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A Hillside of Perfect Purple Pasque Flowers

Last year I discovered that I live very close to one of the largest colonies of pasque flowers in the country. Of course I hasten along to investigate and enjoy the delightful spectacle and this year I have kept a … Continue reading

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A slow walk on a hot heath

It was because I had my heart set on taking photographs of the last of the chalk blue butterflies that I found myself tramping up the rolling hills of Therfield/Royston Heath on the hottest day of the year so far. … Continue reading

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Fresh beech leaves – a forager’s delight

With the bright frosty starts we’ve been having this last week, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to take Sadie for a walk on Therfield Heath and check out the progress of the wild pasque flower colony growing there. It … Continue reading

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Amid a Sea of Wild Pasque Flowers

Seeing the beautiful, unfurling Pasque flower at the Botanics the other day reminded me that I last year I discovered that I live close to one of the rare places in the UK where this little charmer grows wild and … Continue reading

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A Walk to the Bronze Age Barrows on Therfield Heath

Minus numbers on the thermometer this morning meant that gardening was not a good option first thing, but with bright blue skies and sunshine it was ideal walking weather, especially with hardly any wind. Sometimes I long to get a … Continue reading

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