Adults mimic wasps. Larvae feed on dead wood.
Its range has been steadily expanding north due to the warmer summers associated with climate change.
Blue tits are a common species often seen in gardens, woodland and scrub. They feed mainly on insects in the summer but will also eat nuts and seeds in the winter.
Golden plovers are winter visitors to the UK where they feed on invertebrates on wet grassland and farmland.
Great tits are a common species often seen in gardens, woodland and scrub. They feed mainly on insects in the summer but will also eat nuts and seeds in the winter. They have a large variety of calls which often
‘Whirly-gig type seeds’.
In winter, old catkins remain and look like clusters of small pine cones.
Small, purplish leaves hug stem up to flower.
Fluffy, downy seeds blown by wind in late summer and autumn. Slimmer than bulrush with gap between female (red flowers) and male (yellow) flowers.
Fluffy, downy seeds blown by wind in late summer and autumn. Fatter than lesser bulrush with no gap between female (red flowers) and male (yellow) flowers.
Long, thin, pea-like seed pods.
Traditionally coppiced to create ‘coppice stools’ whereby new stems grow from ground level.
Used to be used to stuff mattresses as the smell of the dried flowers supposedly repelled fleas.
Also known as herb bennet.
Fleshy oval fruits contain edible walnuts.
Flowers have square petals and are positioned on long stems.
Member of the pea family. Has black, hairy seed pods. Often grows amongst grasses.
Similar to a dandelion but more slender and delicate.
A large daisy.
So-called because flowers look and smell like pinapple (when crushed).
So-called because produces black seed heads.
Flowers and leaves float on surface of water.
Dandelion like flowers.
Sprawling, creeping plant.
Whole plant very hairy. Daisy-like flowers.
Very thick stem. Flowers smaller than other buttercups with a large, green centre.
Also know as pussy willow.
Tufted seed heads (similar to a dandelion).
Prickly, round fruit (burrs) growing directly on stem.
Also known as jack-go-to-bed-at-noon because flowers usually close up in the afternoon. Has large, round, fluffy seed heads and slender, pointed flower buds.