Marsh marigold flowers in forest during sprintime

Marsh Marigold (Caltha Palustris)

Marsh marigold (caltha palustris) is a member of the buttercup family. It is also known as king cup, caltha biflora (in Europe), and potamogeton cymbalaria (in Latin America). Identification The Marsh marigold is a low growing large buttercup-like flower with heart-shaped scalloped leaves and bright orange or yellow flowers that bloom from March through June. …

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Brambling and common linnet in heavy winter searching for food

Brambling (Fringilla Montifringilla)

The brambling (scientific name Fringilla montifringilla) is a bird of the finch family Fringillidae. It has featured on stamps of some countries, including Denmark and Sweden, because of its original distribution range across Scandinavia. There are several recognizable subspecies in Europe and Asia, but in America, there is only one. This bird’s name comes from …

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Large field of white anemone flowers in spring

Wood Anemone (Anemone Nemorosa)

Wood anemones (scientific name Anemone nemorosa) are flowers in the Ranunculaceae family, which is in the buttercup family. It grows in large patches or colonies, which can produce a spectacular sight when blooming in large groups. As one steps into deciduous woodland carpeted by the species, over time, the feet are usually enveloped by carpets …

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close up of Linaria vulgaris, names are common toadflax, yellow toadflax, or butter-and-eggs, blooming in the summer

Toadflax (Linaria Vulgaris)

The name “Toadflax” is mostly used to refer to “Linaria vulgaris”. However, the Linaria genus actually encompasses over 600 species of plants. The genus name “Linaria” comes from a Greek word meaning “lion’s mouth”. The species name “vulgaris”, derived from Latin, means “common”. Toadflax is also sometimes called rabbit flower, butter-and-eggs, wild snapdragon or eyebright. …

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Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Kestrel (Falco Tinnunculus)

The common kestrel (scientific name Falco tinnunculus) is a small passerine bird of the falcon family, which breeds across Europe and parts of Asia. It is a common species in many parts of the UK but is absent from much of North Africa and the Sahel region, southern Eurasia and Australia. The kestrel name derives …

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woodlouse spider

Woodlouse Spider (Dysdera Crocata)

The woodlouse spider (dysdera crocata), also known as the woodlouse hunter, slater spider, sowbug killer or sowbug assassin, is a member of the spider family Dysderidae. It is a type of hunting spider that has developed an effective method for feeding on woodlice, hence the common name. The woodlouse hunter was first recorded in Britain …

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common redpoll on a tree

Common Redpoll (Acanthis Flammea)

The common redpoll (Acanthis Flammea) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae, which breeds in the northern regions of Europe and Asia. It is one of three species in the genus Acanthis, but is also often known as the mealy redpoll, and the common goldfinch, especially when placed within that group’s winter …

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Cowslip (Primula Veris)

Cowslip (Primula Veris)

The cowslip, scientific name Primula Veris, is a wildflower that belongs to the primrose family. It also goes by the name common cowslip, cowslip primrose, key flower, and flower of heaven. It is the county flower of Surrey, Worcestershire, and Northamptonshire. What Does a Cowslip Look Like? The cowslip flower is typically a deep yellow …

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