Friday, 9 June 2017
#30DaysWild day 8 - Goat's-beard
The field used to be a sports ground for the workers at a local company, but hasn't been used for a long time and has now been left to go wild. The field is cut about twice a year and dog walkers use it, which is why there are trails around the edge of the field. Otherwise it's a lovely wild space that's full of wildflowers and insects.
The field was full of the seed heads of goat's-beard, which looked like giant dandelion clocks.
We couldn't resist trying to blow one, but they're tougher than they look. It took a lot of puff (and a bit of pulling) to get the seeds lose!
I think we'll have to have a go at the Great British Wildflower Hunt out there as one of our #30DaysWild activities.