However I had already been out there on the Thursday before for our 'Mini-wildlife Adventure' and knew there was much to see. The rain was however going to clear not far off 2pm so I waited and low and behold a determined family arrived to participate on the walk...hurrah! And five minutes past 2 it was dry.
Across the saltmarsh were a few new species in flower since last visit, Sea Spurrey which had been flowering on Thursday was now thin on the ground though I did find one in flower. The full moon has brought on some high tides which I expect has knocked the flowers back. There was a nice amount of Glasswort, once you got your eye in and still flowering were the Sea Arrow-grass which tastes of coriander and not to be confused with the sea plantain which has some equally non-descript flowers.
|Devil's Bit Scabious|
|A large Frog Orchid developing large seed pods|
|Patchwork of colour with Autumn Gentian|
|Carder Bumblebee visiting Scabious|
|with resting dung fly!|
|Grass of Parnassus|
|Black Bog Rush and Common Twayblade|
|dissolving Shaggy Inkcap on cattle dung|
|fly on Harebell|
|Bug eye-view of Eyebright and Red Clover|