Cowslips Galore on Barton Fields

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The Cowslips are putting on a good show on Barton Fields, not only in the original area planted way back at the western end, but in patches throughout the grassland areas, hopefully being enjoyed by the increased number of walkers taking their daily allowance of exercise in this natural environment. Also discovered a small patch of Loddon Lilies in the damp area beside the Thames, which according to David Guyoncourt is a new species for this particular area. Sedge Warblers, Blackcaps and Reed Buntings are singing, and two male Cettis Warblers have set up territories in the woodland between the Thames path and Thames.

from Graham Bateman: 22 April 2020