The Robin (Erithacus rubecula), was named Britain's National Bird on 1960. Each robin has an unique breast pattern, and can (with difficulty) be recognised individually.
The Watcher
Bumblebees feed on both nectar and pollen. Nectar is a sugary liquid which gives bees energy. Pollen is full of protein. It helps the body to grow and is also fed to young bees.
Early Bumblebee Male Feeding
Ever noticed how bees reject some flowers in favour of others? Research has shown that bees are able to scent the strength of nectar present, as well as the odours left behind by other bees.
Making A Bee Line
The spectacular carpeted displays of English bluebells of British woodlands are only seen in northern Europe. Th UK hosts more than half of the world's population of bluebells.
A Very English Bluebell
Some scented and some not, roses are often used as cut flowers and in the making of perfume. The petals are distilled to make oil, or attar. Rose water is also made in this way.
Goats are inquisitive and intelligent and it is common that a  female leads a trip, or herd.
You Have My Undivided Attention
All parts of the dandelion are useful and In the 1800s people would replace grass in their plots to make room for dandelions. The name dandelion is from the French, “dent-de-lion”.
The Dandelion
Coffee tree berries are picked, dried and stripped until all that's left is a green bean.
Coffee Grains
The health-giving, antioxidant-rich cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon), is native to swamps and bogs of north eastern America and it is actually a member of the Heather (Ericaceae), family.
Just Cranberries
Campanulas (here Campanula persicifolia), are delicate, pretty perennials, often favoured by keen cottage gardeners. Also known as Harebell or Bellflower, its name is from Latin, 'little bell'.
Bellflower Blue
A drop is a small column of liquid, bounded entirely, or almost so, by free surfaces. Its surface is subject to constant perpendicular stress and zero parallel shear stress,
Blue Water Drop
Teasel seeds are a valuable winter food resource for Goldfinch and many other birds.
Teasel Cottage
Male bumblebees are adept at clinging to flowers. Even upside down. To help facilitate this, the tibia of its hind legs are convex, whereas those of female bumblebees are concave.
Hanging On For Life
A rich carpet of English bluebells brings back memories of spring ... and woodland walks.
Bluebell Wood
Located near the village of Lamberhurst in the valley of the river Bewl in Kent, England, the old, decaying, lakeside boathouse of the Scotney Castle estate, has seen better days.
The Boathouse
Campanulas vary in size, shape, and plant form, but are usually various shades of blue, lavender, and white. They bloom from late spring into throughout summer.
Campanula White
Ever noticed how bees reject some flowers in favour of others? Research has shown that bees are able to scent the strength of nectar present, as well as odours left by other bees.
Red Dragon At Rest
Campanulas thrive in moist, well-drained, soils and dead-heading extends the flowering period. It's said beekeepers use Canterbury Bells for making potently sweet honey.
Campanula Blue
Pollen is carried back to the nest in pollen baskets on the two hind legs. When both of her baskets are full, they can weigh an incredible 50% of the worker's body weight.
A Sweet But Heavy Load
Lotus seeds are valued for their nutritional and healing properties in Chinese medicine.
Lotus Seed Head
Beyond this French cottage garden, a pebble stone courtyard, an old stone country home, crochet laced windows, blue watering cans, provence cloth, pressed glass, wire baskets.
Scents Of Summer
The sweet scent of honeysuckle attracts moths which feed on the flowers at night.
Honeysuckle Rose
The common name of harebell alludes to folk beliefs that it grew in places frequented by hares, or that witches used juices squeezed from the flower to turn themselves into hares.
An unusual shape. Water droplets comprise water molecules, strongly attracted to one another. As the molecules are pulled with equal force, the result is usually spherical.
Water Demon Rising
Plant Campanula if you'd like to attract bees, butterflies and birds to your garden. Its self-fertile hermaphrodite flowers are pollinated by bees, flies, beetles, moths and butterflies.




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