Nightjar is here to share the next chapter of her series.
Chapter 5 – East Hill: Flora
There is quite a lot of biodiversity on the top but what you see will of course depend on the time of the year you visit. Spring would be more interesting, and we would be looking for wild orchids, wild peonies (Paeonia broteri) and honeysuckles. In November we must content ourselves with the late crocus (Crocus serotinus)…
… and the autumn buttercup (Ranunculus bullatus).
Some plants have berries now, like the wild jasmine (Jasminum fruticans)…
… or the hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna).
And seedcases of the grey-leaved cistus (Cistus albidus) make me want to come back in Spring for their pink flowers with yellow centers.
The next chapter will be the last here and we will just enjoy the views and see the hill we will explore next, on the other side of the village.