This weekend I made a visit to the LOFAR station in the United Kingdom (UK608, Chilbolton) in order to work on various station calibration things for both KAIRA and LOFAR generally. While there, I went out to the field itself to see the antennas. Being at the height of the British summer (which lasts for 3-4 days on average), there were plenty of wild flowers in bloom, including some near and on the array itself.
Wild poppies near the LBA aerials. In the background is the 25m dish (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)
More wildflowers near the aerials. Does anyone know what they are? (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)