By Friends of Cotgrave Country Park
Have you noticed the wild grasses and flowers in Cotgrave Country Park?
In late July, many are already dry pale yellow, their seeds gone.
In spring, they provided much-needed food for several varieties of caterpillars and now shelter and feed moths and butterflies.
Coxfoot and Yorkshire Fog are two grasses. Coxsfoot, along the path from the car park, has three tufted blades which, when flattened on the back of your hand, looks like a hen’s foot.
Yorkshire Fog’s thick creamy top feels soft against your skin. It can be seen down Bluebell path with its new trees.
A member of the Friends of Cotgrave Country Park, Ernie, took children and teachers from Cotgrave Church of England School on a wildflower foray, discovering 11 varieties of flower.
He later counted 23 species. At the west view point were Yellow Melliot and St John’s Wort, among others.
The yellow flowers of Bird’s Foot Trefoil, enjoyed by bees, is between the Hollygate Lane houses and the Park path.
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