Friday, 15 July 2011

Wildflower Meadows at Avery Hill

A couple of months ago several hundred square meters of campus were seeded with wildflower and many of the grass areas had their mowing schedules relaxed. This lunchtime I headed out with my camera to see how they were getting on.

A Butterfly rests in the shade next to the Shuttle

Section of the field at Avery Hill seeded with phacelia wildflowers

Looking across the area in the sports field that has had the mowing schedule relaxed

Greater willowherb growing next to the Shuttle

A thistle grows in the long grass looking towards the Southwood Site

A bumble bee on the hunt for pollen

Two bees working away at our wildflower patches next to Fry Building

A bumblebee searching for nectar in a lavender bush

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