Bury Wildlife

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This is just a record of some Bury Field Tripsand a few of the finds. In particualr Mere Clough will feature high  as the year progresses to see how this site has fared since the visits of the Victorian Pioneer Botanists 1849 1859.

Spring Flowers

By Bury Wildlife, May 20 2015 10:35PM

The best bit is in the detail with plants. What is thought a common species can become something quite rare once a detail is spotted. The two pictures are of the common Red Dead Nettle. They look the same but look at the leaves and one is a diffeent related species of Cut Leaved Red Dead Nettle. The detail is in the leaf edge as the name suggest. The other thing with plants is you can find things is the oddest places and after walking past it often with out recognising it. This yellow flower has been walked passed by myself gor several years and it was only several weeks ago i realised it was the rare Yellow Flowered Strawberry. This relative of the Strawberry was on a old waste site in Bury. So keep your eyes out.

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