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Flora and Fauna

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Still without a car, my walks are restricted to as many variations of track around Linford, Shobley and Hangersley that I can make up. However, the long walk round Shobley, through Linford and up through the fields below Hangersley is my favourite and renders lots of interest on each one.

Wild Rhodedendron

Wild Rhodedendron near Shobley.

Picket Plain

Looking out over Picket Plain.

Chestnut Mare and Foal

The New Forest Pony foals are starting to appear around the Forest, this chestnut mare and foal are among the first I’ve seen.

Cotton Grass

Cotton Grass in the boggy areas, although everything is so dry that the boggy areas aren’t that wet now.

White Park Cattle on Picket Hill

White Park Cattle on Picket Hill.

Dung Beetle

Dung Beetle in Little Linford Inclosure.

Pink Hawthorn

Blushing pink Hawthorn at Linford Bottom.

Baby Bunny

I found this baby bunny by the side of the road and he was so unperturbed by my presence and so close to the edge of the road, that I decided to encourage him off into the hedge in the end otherwise I’m afraid he may have got squished!

Spring ditch

The ditch is full of spring growth and bluebells.

Aqualegia Koralle

Aqualegia Koralle outside one of the lovely thatched cottages in Hangersley.

Bluebell

Bluebell.

Stile

The stile through the bottom fields of the farm, a little less golden than a couple of days ago.


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