16 April 2011

Nicholaston Burrows

This delicate pale pink variety of Early-purple Orchid (Orchis mascula) was discovered growing with more typical coloured plants in the dunes today. Plenty of other dune plants now starting to flower including Heath Dog-violet, blue and purple forms of Common Milk-wort, Rue-leaved Saxifrage, etc.

Field/Mottled Grasshopper and Grey Bush Cricket nymphs also locally abundant.
Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus) or
Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus) nymph

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