A quick trip down to the Brecks, 18 June 2022

No spring/summer would be complete without at least one botany trip to the Brecks. Having been laid up with a bad back most of the week I relied on Belinda at chauffeur me around and luckily most of the plants were on or near to the roadside. One was barred by a 5-bar gate which was tricky to get over but I managed it! My 2 main targets were Flixweed and Twiggy Spurge and I found both nice and easily at 2 sites a couple of miles apart. Also seen between the 2 spots were the rare Small Alison and plenty of Sand Lucerne in a variety of colours. A stop while passing Ramparts Field resulted in loads of Maiden Pinks in great condition. I even managed a short walk in the Kings Forest clocking up the abundant Sand Sedge, Crested Hair-grass, a patch of gone-over Lily of the Valley plus Cuckoo and Willow Warbler.

At home later I discovered we have Creeping Jenny now in flower a stones throw from the house.

                                                                                                                                  Twiggy Spurge
                                                                                                                                         Small Alison

                                                                                                                                    Sand Lucerne

                                                                                                                                     Maiden Pink
                                                                                                                                   Sand Sedge
                                                                                                                                        Creeping Jenny
                                                                                                                                  Crested Hair-grass

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