Biodiversity survey

We praise you, God of wind and flame and wild beauty.
Your Spirit breathed life in outrageous diversity.

From the All Hallows’ liturgy for the season of Pentecost

On Sunday afternoon we took part in Churches Count on Nature’s biodiversity survey, an opportunity to explore some of the “outrageous diversity” that there is in God’s Creation. Click on a picture to start a slide show.

Here are some of the species we identified:

Cocksfoot grass
Yorkshire Fog grass
Orchard grass
Common Soft Brome
Tall oat grass
Meadow buttercup
Common vetch
Curled dock
Herb bennet
Dandelion
Black medick
Catchweed Bedstraw (Cleavers)
Tuberous comfrey
Ribwort Plantain
Dog rose
White clover
Ragwort
Bindweed
Nettle
Common Hawthorn
Hazel
Lilac
Buddleia
Cherry
Various apple trees
Loganberry
Blackcurrant
Rowan
Blackthorn
Crab apple
Rosa rugosa

Red kite (overhead)
Herring gull (overhead)
Goldfinch
Wren
Blackbird
Blue tit
Starling
Crow
Red tailed bumble bee
Tree bumble bee
Cinnabar moth
A wolf spider
Mint moth
Harlequin ladybird
2 spot ladybird
flesh fly (!)
A click beetle
Sidewalk mite
Garden snail

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