ST8221 : Cross, All Saints Churchyard

taken 11 years ago, near to Stour Row, Dorset, Great Britain

Cross, All Saints Churchyard
Cross, All Saints Churchyard
Ivy is an excellent winter food source for birds. The ivy blooms near the end of the year, usually around November. Although its flowers are small and inconspicuous, they attract many late-flying insects. These provide tasty nibbles for birds such as the wren, dunnock, robin and blue-tit.

Later on, when the ivy berries turn black, they will be gobbled up by the blackbirds and wood-pigeons. Winter visitors such as redwings and fieldfares will also benefit from this late feast, especially if it has been a hard winter.

Common Ivy was used by mediaeval herbalists to treat the bloody flux. Today, its modern use is not recommended internally as it can cause the destruction of red blood cells. The leaves however, are used by master herbalists as poultices for boils and abscesses.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 March, 2007
Place (from Tags)
Stour Row 
Plant (from Tags)
Cross   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 823 210 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.3361N 2:15.2132W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 822 210
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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