Weekend Wildflowers and bits, 5 & 6 June 2021

After our travels it was back to local walking this weekend.

Friday was out because I had my 2nd covid jab but Saturday saw us do a long walk in the Thorpeness/Sizewell area. Probably too long as my jab had left me feeling rather washed out! Best of my sightings on the walk were Painted Lady and Brown Argus and loads of Kittiwakes around the platforms off Sizewell. Goatsbeard, Pink Sorrel, loads of Fiddleneck and Star of Bethlehem were the highlights of the inland portion of the walk. Along the coastal stretch English Stonewort, Sea Pea, Sea Kale, Red Valerian, Japanese Rose and Sea Spurge made the beach very colourful. Near Thorpeness a patch of Mediterranean Spurge was a strange find.

Fast forward to Sunday when I didn't do much except pop in to Winks Meadow after dropping Belinda off at Weybread. I found 8 Frog Orchids up plus the remnants of the Green-winged Orchids, Quaking Grass, Crested Dog's Tail, Yellow Rattle and Fairy Flax. Both Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat were singing. 

                                                                                                                                    Star of Bethlehem
                                                                                                                                           Pink Sorrel
                                                                                                                                         Sea Spurge
                                                                                                                                    English Stonecrop
                                                                                                                              Mediterranean Spurge
                                                                                                                                     Frog Orchid
                                                                                                                                    Quaking Grass
                                                                                                                               Green-winged Orchid

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