Forty years ago I was busy lying in the grass looking at the clover. White clover is beautiful and highly productive because it has a special property of being able to take Nitrogen from the air and ‘fix’ it so it is able to grow more prolifically. Here’s my nature notebook from 17 October 1976:
On Westray it is everywhere.
I love its leaves with the heart-shaped points.
This Common Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) is a species of cormorant. It stands alone on the rocky shore.