I’m really quite excited at the moment and have even more reason to go out walking and wandering the glorious Yorkshire Dales.

Having been chatting to a friend about all the wonderful wild flowers she mentioned she had the app Pl@ntNet on her phone and it’s free. You simply photograph the plant with your phone and hey presto it’s like magic! There it is identified!

To quote ‘Pl@ntNet is a citizen science project available as an app that helps you identify plants thanks to your pictures. This project is part of the Floris’Tic initiative’ Please do look on their site for more information and what the project is all about.

It’s been a few days since I walked up Morpeth Scar on the side of Penhill in Wensleydale but there seemed to be so many plants and flowers that have just appeared, everything is so lush, I could have spent hours taking photos and learning. Quite a few of the plants I knew but many I was quite ignorant about even though I’ve walked past them year after year, recognised but not named.  With this new app there is really no excuse. Perhaps I should limit my knowledge to three a day maybe, who knows? But whatever it will be brilliant and I’m really looking forward to expanding my knowledge of our beautiful wild flowers and hope you might too!

If you’d like to stay in this amazing part of the world, please do look on our website to find our cottages and to book online or call me, Nadine or my daughter, Joanne on 01969 663559 for friendly help and advice and to book over the phone.