Egg-laying on Kidney Vetch Flower head
Fairy Flax - Linum catharticum
Grass Vetchling - Lathyrus nissolia
A stunning group of Pyramidal Orchids - Anacamptis pyramidalis
Yellow-wort - Blackstonia perfoliata
The three new plants for me were:
Yellow Vetchling - Lathyrus aphaca
Yellow Vetch - Vicia lutea
Bastard Toadflax - Thesium humifusum
Down Shieldbug - Canthophorus impressus
Yesterday myself and a fellow wildflower enthusiast spent four hours on our hands and knees on Berry Head. You may well ask! Well, we were looking for the rare and very tiny plant, Small Hare's Ear - Bupleurum baldense. We didn't see any. It may have 'gone over' or we could easily have been looking in the wrong place, seeing as the detailed information we were working from was over twenty years old! A tad optimistic to say the least!! We did ask two wardens neither of whom had even heard of it or for that matter white rock rose. Glad to know they have such an in depth knowledge of the site they are wardening! Perhaps I'll try again next year...then again....
There were some very fine Dropwort flowers, which are always a delight to behold and we also found an interesting day flying micro- moth which we identified as the 'very local' Sulphur Pearl - Sitochroa palealis.
Dropwort - Filipendula vulgaris
Sulphur Pearl - Sitochroa palealis.