The meadow is due for mowing any day now – in fact, it may have even been done by now – so when I headed out yesterday for day 99 of 365 Days Wild, I thought I’d collect a few of the Musk Mallow seeds before the seedheads are gone.
Some of the seeds that I collected I scattered straight away around those areas of the meadow where there were no Musk Mallow flowers growing this year. Others I gathered in a paper bag and brought home with me. There’s a small triangle of land in between our garden and the field beyond that has recently had some topsoil added to it from nearby landscaping work. Technically this space belongs to the farm next door, but we’ve been given permission to turn it into a wild space. We’d already added a few handfuls of wildflower seeds that I’ve collected while out and about. I added a few of my Musk Mallow seeds there, too.
Whilst I was in the meadow collecting seeds I also spotted a few bugs and flies and creepy crawlies. Click on the gallery to see the captions where I’ve tried to identify them.
After leaving the meadow I spotted a patch of Garlic Mustard flowers growing on the verge beside the lane, and a snail in amongst them.
I finished my day by watching the sunset over the field behind our house. We’re getting into the time of year, now, when our sunsets are nearly always a spectacular sight.
That’s all for today. Have you done anything interesting in nature today? Why not let me know in the comments below?