Today is day number 11 of #30DaysWild and we decided to do a wildflower hunt!
Not far from our house are the BP Headquarters in Aberdeen. Every year they leave a large patch of their land for wildflowers to grow. Today we decided to go and have a look and try out the Great British Wild Flower Hunt which is being run by Plant Life.
By taking part in the Great British Wild Flower Hunt you not only find out more about wild flowers, but you can submit what you have found online. This helps the Plant Life team learn more about the locations of our wildflowers. It is also a great way to connect with nature. Sadly younger people today just don’t have much interaction with wildflowers like our grandparents used to. Plant Life even found that large numbers of people could name very few of the flowers if any at all.
The wildflower area at BP
What We Found
I have to admit I didn’t know the names of everything we found, but by going online to the Plant Life website we managed to find out the names of most of the flowers. I also learned a few interesting facts about them too.
Bird’s Foot Trefoil, the symbol of revenge.
Buttercup. Robin likes butter!
Robin looking and feeling the Oxeye Daisies
And then some plants we don’t know. Can you help us identify them?
Why not make one of your challenges this month to go and take a look at wildflowers. It doesn’t have to be in the countryside as many of these flowers grow in urban areas too. Enjoy the hunt!
Camilla-Erika and Robin Oleander x
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