4 June 2013

Wild flowers - Craster to Howick: 4 June

No birding today but plenty of wild flowers noted on a circular walk from Craster to Howick returning along the Northumberland coast path, including Spring Squill Scilla verna, Northern Marsh-orchid Dactylorhiza purpurella (with some dark spotting on the leaves), Ivy-leaved Toadflax Cymbalaria muralis, Lungwort Pulmonaria officinalis, Common Comfrey Symphytum officinale, Red Campion Silene dioica, Herb-Robert Geranium robertianum, Primrose Primula vulgaris, Bush Vetch Vicia sepium, Greater Periwinkle Vinca major, Lesser Periwinkle Vinca minor and Bush Vetch Vicia sepium.

Spring Squill Scilla verna, coast path south of Craster. This plant is found on grassy cliff tops mainly on the west coast of Britain
and east coast of Ireland.

Lungwort Pulmonaria officinalis, near Howick. A garden escapee now common in the wild across Britain.

2 Wall Lasiommata megera butterflies were the most notable Lepidoptera seen today.

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