12 Months of Nature :: September 2014

Learning through observing nature is a very important part of our home education experience here, and although I’ve not been feeling particularly well over the past few weeks, we still try to get out as much as possible.  The below is a small selection of what we’ve found and identified (often with the help of the lovely people on the For The Love of Nature home ed group) as not all the photos we take come out well!  If you hover a mouse over the photos, there should be a caption for most of the photos.

Although September is very much a time of harvest, there’s still plenty of colour to be found.  Purple (and a splash of pink):

A couple of different (as yet specifically not identified) cranesbills were seen:

A few whites and yellows:

The beautiful red of poppies is still in the fields and we found a very hairy blue-flowering plant (probably a speedwell of some sort, but it has us and others stumped for the time being):

I’m never very good at capturing photos of the various animals that we see, so photos of anything but plants are usually a little sparse.

Fungi are appearing more and more and we were sorry to see these (spread across council land) mowed over the next day.

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