The view from Traprain today was murky, very little colour in the countryside now that August is here. The blue-grey cabbage field breaks things up a bit, but I am not a fan of this month. I love a bit of colour!
We found some lovely harebells, the bluebell of Scotland, and also pignut. Forager Alys Fowler says the root is delicious to eat, but I haven't felt the urge to dig any up yet!
We had 10 quadrats to survey. In amongst these squares we found the above mentioned harebell and pignut, plus violet, lady's bedstraw, plantain, wood sage, tormentil, yellow vetchling, and a whole host of different grasses - good ones, and thankfully very few bad boys.
Half way through our session it started to spot with rain. By the time we had reached the 8th quadrat it was very wet indeed. When we eventually got back to the car, I had water running down my neck. It was time to get home, but we finished the survey and I think it was a job well done, until next year!