It’s Dorset Red Poppy Field Time!

May 20, 2022

Dorset pink poppy fields at sunrise 2022

Sunrise and mist: pink poppy field and a Dorset church.

Are these the first Dorset field poppies of 2022?

I was out and about today and chanced upon these Dorset red poppies, scattered amongst the pale yellow rapeseed. It was a beautiful and welcome sight and so early in the red poppy season too.

I really hope to see a lot more Dorset red poppy fields this year, as 2021 wasn’t too good for them.

Dorset red poppy field 2022
Dorset red poppies flowering amongst rapeseed.

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