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Purple Flowers of Summer

Sunday, 11th August 2002, West Yorkshire

Thornhill park Purple and yellow are the predominant flower colours at the moment, purple in particular. In the marshy area managed as a wild flower meadow at Thornhill Park there are towers of purple loosestrife. On embankments, wasteground and verges
rosebay willowherb knapweed red clover
rosebay willowherb,
red clover,
and spear thistle add various shades of purple but creeping thistle has now finished flowering and is releasing drifts of thistledown.

nuthatchnuthatchThe wildlife highlight of the walk is a nuthatch flying out of the walnut tree in the page

Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
wildlife illustrator

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