Friday, 1 May 2015

Spring Flowers on Salcombe Hill

Last Sunday I spent a couple of hours walking on Salcombe Hill, as usual I didn't see much on the bird front, although it has been a very quite spring so far in the East Devon area so it's probably not anything to do with the site itself. Hopefully there's a chance it may improve over the next couple of weeks but in the meantime I've been looking at the lovely wildflowers on show in the area. Did you notice that I quite like wildflowers? There were a surprising amount of flowers in a small area and here are a few of the highlights.

The woods and grassy slopes were carpeted in Bluebells



BluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta
 

Also available in white.



Also a few Early Purple Orchids



Here with an unidentified visitor possibly a female Dungfly - Scathophagus sp.


Early Purple Orchid Orchis mascula


Bush Vetch - Vicia sepium



Greater Stitchwort - Stellaria holostea


Ground Ivy - Glechoma hederacea


Cuckoo Flower - Cardamine pratensis

  
Early Forget-me-not - Myosotis ramosissima


Wood Forget-me-not - Myosotis sylvatica
(difficult to separate from a similar garden form which is widely naturalized) 


 Herb Robert - Geranium robertianum


Ramsons - Allium ursinum

Along a nearby lane there was a massive patch of the naturalized garden escape Creeping Comfrey which was alive with bumblebees.



Creeping Comfrey - Symphytum grandiflorum






With Common Carder Bee - Bombus pascuorum

2 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful photos.

Karen Woolley said...

Thanks Linda :-)