Heron on the lookout

Heron

A heron stands on an alder, scanning one of the pools at Himley Hall for possible prey.

At the bottom right an electric blue damsel fly skims the water – click the picture to go to the Flikr version, where the damsel fly can just about be made out on the largest size.

Sorrel flowers

Sorrel

Sorrel is yet another wild plant with a culinary use: this time in soups, though once again this is something I haven’t tried.

Grass

Grass

This grass flower looks soft against the trunk of the tree behind.

Isolated, another stalk and flower looks even more vulnerable.

Grass

Wild garlic flower

Wild garlic flower

Wild garlic prefers shady, often woodland, spots to grow. Especially during the flowering season they can be found and identified through the pungent smell, which can get strong with a big patch of the plants on a warm, sunny day.