We went for another walk today. Four miles this morning and three miles this afternoon. The countryside seems so quiet at the moment. An occasional car or van (once every five minutes or so) passed us whilst we walked along the tarmac main road road towards Gearhies. I saw one man with his dog walking on the pebbly beach at the bottom of Fahane. But we didn't see any body else. Most people seem to have to leave the peninsula to find any meaningful employment. Don't think many folk make a living in the countryside these days.
We noticed some giant rhubarb (Gunnera Tinctoria) growing at the side of the road near one of the beaches. Apparently it's said to be an invasive species and was probably washed up during a storm. The seeds are said to have come from Brazil and Chile.
Yesterday I blogged about potato planting. The potato is another South American native along with the Fuchsia hedgerows that are so familiar on the West coast of Ireland. I bet a lot of gardeners would like the Gunnera for ornamental features in their gardens.
Do you have any none native species growing near you? Most vegetables originate from all over the world. I suppose most of the plants and tree are from foreign shores?