Red Campion

Red Campion (Silene dioica) is a lovely bright pink spring flower which lives on grassy banks, verges, and hedgerows. It doesn’t seem to be so prolific this year as in earlier years, partly because of extensive mowing and cut-backs in the cause of tidiness, and partly because of the weather which has had more than its fair share of extremes in April and May. Here is a collection of images taken in Charlton Down – this year and previously. I hope you enjoy them, especially if you cannot get out to see them for yourselves.