Yesterday's walk, took us around Shipley Park towards Mapperley woods, the reservoir and the farmland beyond. We were joined on our walk, by our friend Jayne and she turned out to be a lucky charm. It is not often that I am able to tick off a 'new species' on my life list - particularly in Britain, but as we were walking through the woodland around Mapperley Reservoir, I noticed this large, yellow-flowered plant..
Ranunculus ficaria) at this time of year as it hugs the ground and spreads its yellow flowers, but the Lesser, is a member of the family Ranunculaceae or Buttercups. The Greater Celandine turns out to be a different family altogether, the Papaveraceae or Poppy family.