Yellow Vetchling - fantastic to see this along Seaton seafront this morning. Apparently not recorded in Devon for 41 years! Many thanks for the tip-off Roger and Liz! With the kids both working, Lu and I enjoyed a lovely morning, walking from Seaton to Culverhole Point. The weather was incredible and the scenery breathtaking, if you ignored the saggy nudists sprawled out along the way!
Sunday, 13 June 2021
Yellow Vetchling Leopard Orchid?
Looking back along Seaton Beach, across to Beer Head, from Haven Cliffs.
It was wonderful to see this massive patch of Sea Kale - it's in its prime at the moment.
Culverhole Point - a long trudge, negotiating a nudist beach, to reach this unusual and beautiful spot, where the cliff has slipped towards the sea - home to a wealth of orchids and butterflies.
This wet area at Culverhole Point was amazing - masses of Wood Whites, Common Blues and Dingy Skippers, along with Southern Marsh and Bee Orchids. No luck with Marsh Fragrant Orchids today but possibly just a bit too early.
Southern Marsh Orchid.
Wood White. These were seen in good numbers at Culverhole and again at Haven Cliffs.
A lone Viper's Bugloss.
This Southern Marsh Orchid immediately drew attention with its heavily-spotted leaves. Could it be an example of Leopard Orchid Dactylorhiza praetermissa var. junialis ?