Wednesday, 4 May 2011

It’s Grey, It’s Hairy But It’s Not A Mouse.

I'm celebrating finding Grey Mouse Ear and here are the photos to prove it, which I took yesterday. I don’t consider myself vey good at identifying plants and I have been looking for this species for about 4 years now having realised that a colony exists at the small KWT reserve just up the road from my house at Longfield. The only other site in Britain is in Bedfordshire.

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It is just so amazingly hairy, brilliant! Despite the lack of rain the plant is in a shaded area so should still be ok for a couple of days hopefully. Get in touch if you are in the area and would like to see it.