Friday, 17 May 2013

"What to do with an old shoe?"

The Yorkshire weather has not been in our favour this week - lots of dark clouds looming on the horizon...

But despite the cold, wind and rain, we managed to get out on a couple of dry days, sampling a variety of urban habitats across Leeds...

Pavement in Headingley
Car park in Holt Park (yes, there were a couple of dandelions!)
Verge in Meanwood (excellent quadrat placement despite the obstacles)
Allotment in Meanwood

Fieldwork is not just about counting flowers and hunting for pollinators - if you look around you, sometimes you will come across some unexpected delights.

Can you spot the real frog hiding under the violets in a garden pond?
Green-veined white butterfly (Pieris napi)
Cheeky cat inspecting our fieldwork kit
Beautiful beds in an allotment

And our favourite photo of the week (hence the blog post title)...

Old shoes needing a new lease of life? Why not add them to your allotment!


  1. Love the idea of planting in an old boot, will have to try that when I run out of plant pots!

  2. NorthernTeacher20 May 2013 at 08:42

    So that's where I left it!! lol

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