Guernsey is covered in wild flowers during the month of May so it was the perfect opportunity for us to tick off another experience nature activity for our RSPB Wild Challenge, tying in nicely with our regular nature walks.
Firstly, we walked along the coast from Portelet to the Fairy Ring, spotting a surprising amount of wild flowers along the way, 21!
Next we did a cliff walk up at Icart and through the nature reserve where we spotted a whopping 22 different wild flowers.
Then having done a couple of walks near the coast we headed inland to the country lanes of St. Peters to see how many wild flowers we could find on a country walk. The answer? 27!
And for a final wild flower walk we also visited the Orchid Fields down a L’Eree, part of the La Societe Guernesaise nature reserves.
Then to finish things off we searched through our field guides to identify the flowers we didn’t recognise and then drew some of our favourite wild flowers in our nature journals.
Here is the photo evidence:
Daisies, foxgloves, poppies, primroses, sea pinks and buttercups are amongst our favourite wild flowers.