Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Friday, 20 June 2008

East Chevington







I went down to East chevington dunes last night. It was nice and sunny but very windy. I blame the wind on the quality of the above shots as they were swaying all over the place and no matter how many shots I took I couldn't get the clarity I would have liked. I'm also a crap photographer and I'm sure anyone else would have no problem. The dunes are carpeted with flowers now with Bloody cranesbill and Lady's bedstraw giving the dunes some vivid colour. I came across 3 Bee orchids, one of them was not in flower. I have included a picture of Lesser meadow rue; note the glaucous colour of the leaves which is common in this species where it grows in duneland. The bottom pic is Dewberry which is easily overlooked as it grows prostately among the grasses.

2 comments:

Boulmer Birder said...

That Lesser Meadow Rue is nothing like the plant at Longhoughton Steel. Yours looks a bit like Nipplewort? Mine is only 5inches tall max with purple stalks...I'll get some in the field shots tomorrow....Nice orchids....

abbey meadows said...

It is definately Lesser meadow rue Stew. It is medium size and quite sprawling. There are actually three plants growing close together here.