|Common Poppy Papaver rhoeas|
Image: courtesy of John Crellin
Camilla's piece is here so do please take a look and leave a comment if you are noticing significantly more or fewer poppies than usual this year.
An email circulated to all our County Recorders has already raised a few comments. Ann in Surrey and Graham in Co. Down reported seeing fewer poppies than usual this year, but Jon Shanklin sends this comment from Cambs.:
"There are some fields red with poppies in Cambs. VC29. I was beginning to think it was a special commemoration of the Great War. I have 138 records of Papaveraceae in 2015, with all eight Papaver keyed in Stace being seen. Common Poppy P. rhoeas is probably the most common, followed by Opium Poppy P. somniferum".
Update: Daily Mail On-line has also picked up on Camilla's poppy piece and here is what they had to say; I also had a reporter from The Times on the phone earlier, so watch out for the story appearing there too!