I headed for Racecourse Plantation near Thorpe End on the east side of Norwich on Friday armed with a grid reference for the only Norfolk site for both Allseed and Chaffweed.
Little did I know how small these plants actually are and after an age on my knees in the mud I had found a few Allseed plants but not my other target. I retired back to my van for lunch and then decided to take another look. Eventually I found just 1 Chaffweed plant only 3 meters away from the other plants - phew! Bearing in mind just how hard these are to find I do wonder if they lurk undetected elsewhere.
Whilst there my first 4 Redwings of the autumn passed over and I found a Mottled Bolete, the huge hoverfly Sericomyia silentis and another new plant for me Yellow Sedge.
Chaffweed brought up my 900th UK plant so was well worth all the effort!