Dwarf Cornel - Cornus suecica
Cloudberry - Rubus chamaemorus
I saw my very first Black Darters whilst we were looking for Least Water Lily (which we only found a few leaves of). Black Darters are quite common in the southwest but I've just never been at the right place at the right time. I never expected my first ones to be in Scotland.
Black Darters - Sympetrum danae
Northern Damselfly - Coenagrion hastulatum
This rare damselfly is only found in Scotland, it was a bit distant for good photos this being the best I could manage.
Devil's-bit Scabious - Succisa pratensis
Also available in pink!
Creeping Lady's-tresses - Goodyera repens
This beautiful little orchid is plentiful in the Abernethy Forest, most were going over but a few still looked at their best.
A typical flower spike with the flowers twisting up the stem.
An atypical spike in a form more typical of Dactylorhiza
Twinflower - Linnaea borealis
I was thrilled to find a couple of flowers still hanging on late in the season.
Stay tuned for Part 4: The Cairnwell and Corrie Fee, Glen Clova,