Well they are Fabaceae (The Pea family) and they are sweet….
There is a patch of common land between myself and the local village that is absolutely covered with this lovely little pea and it is a very special place.
This is not just a pretty little flower… It is so much more than that.
It is the main food plant of the Common Blue Butterfly (Polyommatus icarus). By food plant I mean that it is one of only a few plants that the caterpillars are able to eat. So the butterfly lays it’s eggs on Bird’s-foot Trefoil. The butterfly and the flower go hand in hand.
The flowers bring insects and they attract birds and it can be a terrible mess of stuff going on but…
If I won the lottery this is what I would have. I would get my Mac on and I would be in my element… Taking pictures of the little animals.