To many countries the oxeye daisy is an invasive species that needs to be controlled. But luckily for us, in the UK it is a native species that lives happily around our towns and countryside. In fact, one of the best places to see this super sized daisy maybe your local churchyard – such as here in the village of Theale in Somerset.
Theale church has a stunning location overlooking the English countryside of the Axe River valley towards the small city of Wells.
Often churchyards save a corner for wildlife including daisies.
Across at Chantry much of the churchyard is given over to daisies.
The flowers are a good source of nectar for many different insects. These flesh flies may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they too play a vital role in keeping our countryside beautiful.