Friday, 3 November 2017

Toys Hill, Kent - 15/09/17

This is a very brief blog to showcase some interesting photos I took on this recording walk on this acid soil topped big hill in West Kent.



Calluna vulgaris















Heather







































Goldenrod
 Solidago virgaurea





































The long, narrow leaves of Fen or Stingless Nettle.

Urtica dioica subsp galeopsifolia


You know Autumn's coming when the spiders are out in large numbers.





Ivy-leaved Toadflax on the old walls of the ruined manor garden. This one was an unusual white form variant.















Cymbalaria muralis



























These are garden escapes that have long become naturalised in the wild. Here they were in shady deciduous woodland and also on the edges of the National Trust Toys Hill car park.

Impatiens parviflora











Unfortunately they do tend to spread in favourable areas in considerable numbers, so they may not be a good thing in the long term.

























Here's the last item I photographed, a coral type gungus growing along the main road verge.






Take care
Dave
@Barbus59










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