I am very lucky that my role of voluntary reserves officer means that I get to spend lots of time outside. The more time I spend out on reserves, the more I learn about the nature around us.
I am currently trying to learn wildflowers, and I have had a lot of help from colleagues, who point new flowers out to me while we are working. I am gradually building my knowledge and starting to be able to recognise more and more - and it's always suprising how many are all around us.
Today I have seen grass vetchling, ox-eye daisies, hedge cranesbill, and yellow archangel. It is amazing some of the colours you find when you stop to look.