Today was our first Spring Chickens walk and what a fantastic time was had! Led by horticulturist Karen Loxton of SECAD, we walked the Town Walls and learned a huge amount about wild plants, their names and in some cases their medicinal uses. Karen also rescued a young blackbird trapped in the strands of matting used to hold down weeds under gravel.
Thank you to everyone who took part – it was so good to see familiar faces and we all felt the benefit of a bit of a stretch. We’re planning our next walk already: most likely to the old quarry, where we’ll find another rich store of wildlife to explore!
Some of the plants we identified today…
IVY LEAF TOADFLAX
FRITILLARY OF THE WALL
TAKING IN THE KNOWLEDGE!
CATS EAR – KNOWN LOCALLY AS BLACKHEADS
PLANTAIN – SO MANY USES!
DAISIES – ALWAYS A FAVOURITE
SUCCESSFUL BIRD RESCUE!