A very early dog walk this morning ( before 6 am) took us on a path called Wilson’s pits , there are some lovely oak trees lining the banks and paths around the lakes that were former gravel pits. They were loaded with acorns.
The air was thick with insects along these wooded paths even though it was early, we didn’t escape bite free!
Coming out of this wooded area you stand on a more open wet scrubby area which has a small number of cattle grazing for conservation on it.
At 6 in the morning this area of scrub looked pretty lovely.
On the very dry cracked soil on the bank were some really tiny teasels , perfect miniatures.
Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) can grow to 200cm the teasels this morning were less than 20 cm.