Our walk this morning - trying to avoid the weekend cyclists - took us around the nearby farmland and along part of the derelict Nutbrook Canal. Along the old canal, the wet ground provides the perfect growing conditions for the delightful Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus).
Acorus calamus), but the Sweet Flag has no such bright flowers - although both grow in the same water margins and wet ground.
Pisaura mirabilis) and a new 'tick' for my invertebrates list. Still makes me shudder!