Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Friday, 6 June 2008

Druridge Links

Away from Holy island the dunes at Druridge are arguably the most important habitat in the county for variety of duneland plants. I spent most of the time between Druridge and East chevington this afternoon. I have incuded pictures of Houndstongue, Lesser butterfly orchid, Burnet rose and Vipers bugloss. A bit quiet on the bird front. I watched a Reed warbler taking food deep into the reedbed at East chevington. At Druridge there was a drake garganey and a Little ringed plover in front of the demolished hide. At Chevy there were several Small heath and wall brown butterflies, dozens of Cinnabar moths and a few Latticed heaths.


John Young said...

Hi there, we also have houndstongue in flower down in Kent. Great plant shots, the rose is really nice.

Kingsdowner said...

Houndstongue is on my 'to do' list. Interesting to see the Burnet rose, which is rare down here.
Good pics!

abbey meadows said...

Thanks for the comments Burnet rose is very common in the dunes up here, it also grows inland. Houndstongue is restricted to a few coastal spots.