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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

This website is for the people of Dorset interested in wildlife and for people from elsewhere interested in the wildlife of Dorset!

22 May, 2010

Wild Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)

April through to July is the time to look for the Wild Strawberry flower. It is very similar to the garden Strawberry we all love to eat only much smaller and, inevitably, the fruit is smaller too (shame!)

Common in woods and hedgerows across Dorset it is easily confused with the Barren Strawberry which is very similar but that flowers earlier from February through to May