We took our cameras for a walk in Hamsterley Forest. We saw lots of wood ant nests, and a spider's funnel web, as well as deer footprints (that probably isn't the correct technical term) in the mud. There was a bit of this deciduous woodland -
And some of this conifer plantation -
And lots of bilberries and bracken along paths like this -
And even one of these -
But there were lots and lots of flowers, and most of them were in pink-to-purple shades. There were heather, knapweed, rosebay willowherb, burdock, thistles, and foxgloves. We also saw a few ox eye daisies, buttercups, ragwort, some harebells and silverweed, a patch of eyebright, and a single viper's bugloss (isn't that such a wonderful name!).
There was also a small area of these orchids - probably common spotted -
And as the camera was focussed on this scabious, a bee arrived -
Some red clover had large flowers -
And there were some umbellifers with intact seedheads -
We had a lovely walk, and were home in time for tea.