Blossom and Berry

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Tuesday 23rd November 1999

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hawthorn ON A TRIMMED-BACK section of lane-side Hawthorn hedge there is a single cluster of small blossoms on the same twig as a few remaining berries.

Half of a flock of 200 or more Fieldfares are stripping the berries from the hedges alongside a lane on the valley side, the other half of the flock are in the neighbouring field.

hogweedOxford ragwort Still in flower today;
Cow Parsley (just one small umbel by the towpath), Oxford Ragwort, Sowthistle, Toadflax and a number of stout plants of Hogweed.

Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
wildlife illustrator

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