Fields of Yellow Ragwort.

The land where I walk is currently unmanaged and there are large areas of this bright yellow plant growing along with areas of thistles so a real haven for insects.

Ragwort is a tall plant that grows to 90cm high and bears large, flat-topped clusters of yellow daisy-like flowers from July to October. It contains chemicals that are toxic to cattle. So it is often removed on farmland where cattle graze.


Ragwort supports many species of bee, beetle and other insects including the cinnabar moth, meaning it is important to conservation in the UK.





cinnabar moth caterpillars.



Brown and Green Grasshoppers.


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