High Summer

Unimproved grassland at Durlston Country Park in mid-July. With at least 578 species of flowering plant recorded along the cliffs, limestone grasslands and woodlands this is one of the best areas in the country for wild flowers. In mid July its spectacular. With such a rich variety of Read More …

Studland Bog

Another scorcher and a wander around Studland whilst the family were enjoying the beach. The dry, sandy heathland combined with the scents of the various flowering plants and the sea  are strangely reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Further down the slope and a shallow valley open up to a number of Read More …

Scratch Arse Ware

A few highlights from a far too brief walk through the National Trust managed Scratch Arse Ware in mid July. With Jake for company not an afternoon for a large camera and lens. Musk Thistle Pyramid Orchid   Wild Carrot. Unusually no sign of any Carrot Broomrape this year – probably Read More …