Wildflower field edge near Arminghall, 19 June 2020

Following a tip-off from Jeremy Barlett I popped out for a walk along Boudicca's Way near Arminghall. Jeremy had found a wildflower strip along the footpath along a field edge that contained some goodies. Doubtless sown as part of the Countryside Stewardship scheme it was nonetheless very nice indeed and I quickly found my main targets of Alsike Clover and Crimson Clover plus Sainfoin amongst the masses of Birdsfoot Trefoil. A Lesser Whitethroat was also singing in the hedge. On the walk back there were 3 Common Spotted Orchids by the path, 2 of which were growing side by side and had extremely dark blotchy leaves.

On the way home I called into the Pulham RNR to see the Dyers Greenweed is now in full flower as is the Sulphur Clover. That made it 5 species of clover in just a couple of hours!

Alsike Clover

Crimson Clover


Common Spotted Orchids (with very heavily marked leaves) 

Dyers Greenweed

   Sulphur Clover

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