By kind invitation I was granted access to private land at Bath Hills to see a plant that has so far eluded me - Field Pepperwort. It proved an easy find with many dozens of plants now coming into flower. A check of the seed capsules confirmed it was this species and not the very similar Smith's Pepperwort. Also in the same spot was Field Madder, Colour-changing Forget-me-not and Hedge Bedstraw. A Cuckoo, my first of the year was in full cry and a Garden Warbler also singing well. Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat and Common Tern were also recorded.
I then went for a wander further along the lane and eventually the path up through the woods above the Waveney. Star-of-Bethlehem and masses of Greater Chickweed were along the verge with a patch of Caper Spurge and as I entered the 'conservation area' a few plants of Caucasian Comfrey was a new plant for me.
Similar to my experiences in Norwich yesterday it was insects that really made it a good trip out with Red-and-Black Froghoppers, Orange-bodied Click Beetle, Green Nettle Weevil, the pale green weevil Strophosoma capitatum, the sawfly Arge ustulata, Limonia nigropunctata, 24-spot Ladybird, Black-and-red Soldier Beetle, Red-headed Cardinal Beetle, the pale brown fly Tricholauxamia praeusta and Chocolate Mining Bee.
It's been a bug-tastic weekend all round!
Red-headed Cardinal Beetle
Orange-bellied Click Beetle
Black-and-red Soldier Beetle
Chocolate Mining Bee
Green Nettle Weevil