Another glorious sunny and warm day – we really have been lucky to have picked the best couple of weeks of the year to head down south. In contrast to up north the parched landscape suggests its been a good summer in the south of England. A shame that further north it fizzled out in June.
Just incredible, hardly a blade of green grass to be found. Unfortunately very few wild flowers or insects either. However, an evening visit did reveal a few Glow-worms close to the lighthouse.
With a breeding colony of Guillemots and other auks to be found on the lower cliffs plenty of Herring Gulls on the lookout for an easy meal.
Semi-succulent and able to tolerate salt air and drought like conditions the Sea Asters are a valuable source of nectar for the various late-flying butterflies, especially Red Admirals.
Deceptively tough and found growing on the edge of the cliff tops. The common name of Dead Man’s Bells is probably quite appropriate – definitely one to avoid picking.