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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!

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03 June, 2010

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Here is another 'walk by' flower. When did you stop and take a close look at Red Clover?

Red Clover is common in pastures, meadows and hedgerows just about everywhere and it just taken for granted but this flower is very lovely when seen close up with its multi pea flower head.

Red Clover is an essential plant for bumble-bees of all types, they thrive on it and as it is in flower from May right through until September it is a reliable, ongoing food source for them.