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Mother Earth's Garden - Uppland
I'm up at my 'summerhouse' again to make the house ready for the winter. There are a lot of things that need to be attended to, empty the water butts (?) storing all the garden furniture etc. As I was looking at some pictures last night I found these wild flower pictures taken on a walk in May this year at the Bondskärets Naturresevat. This protected area has a great flora and fauna as well as very interesting geological features. This nature reserve Bondskäret is just a few K from here and just by the sea. Meadow flowers at Bondskär Dactylorhiza sambucina. not latifolia as it says on the photo (an old name) , I don't know the english name for it, we call it Adam & Eva. Its an orchid and all the orchids in Sweden are protected species accordingly it is prohibited to pick, dig up or in other ways harm the orchids.
This is the pretty Spring Pea Lathyrus vernus - Vårärt
Meadows and Woodland at the Nature Reserve - Ängskär - Bondskär
Cowslip - Primula veris L. - Gullviva
And at last but not least a favorite the wonderful fragrant Lily-of-the-valley Convallaria majalis L. -Liljekonvalj
Om ni vill ut och göra fina promenader i Uppland rekommenderar jag verkligen att ni går in och läser på Upplandsstiftelsen sida. Den är fantastiskt bra. Massor av fina utflyktstips, promenader, läs om naturvård och lite... nej en massa annan interessant läsning.
Have a great day - Ha en bra dag / TYRA