Legacy, Lives

Ragwort Alert

It is that time of year again. The cherries are ripe, the plums not yet coloured, the brambles are studded with hard, green, fuzzy promises. Meadowsweet is in bloom, so that lucky damp lanes are filled with the deep honey scent from its curdy panicles of flower … and wherever I go in Plaxtol I […]

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The bumblebee

This week I saw my first bumblebee of the year. Gorgeously big and black, with honey-coloured stripes, she was a buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris), one of the most common here.

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