10 May 2008

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

10th May was a guided tour of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve. Below are a few photos from the area that is not normally open to the public.

Bitter Vetchling. A plant in the pea family which is rare in London. This is possibly the only site where they are found in Inner London.

A butterfly spotted beside the meadow.

Dave Smith, our guide for the morning, emerging from a field of Cow Parsley.

Giant Hogweed. A phototoxic plant found in small numbers in parts of the nature reserve. Contact with this plant can cause server itching in sunlight.

More photos on Flickr.

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