|Common Cow-wheat (Melampyrum pratense) on Lancelot Clark Storth|
Set off from within Lancelot Clark Storth with the main agenda set to check out some of the Dark Red Helliborines (e.atrorubens) and to check out the rare Hypericum Montanum ss. perforatum.
Found this year that the Common Cow Wheat had spread to further parts of the pavements which is really good news. I have tried to map it out. I also found lots more Hypericum up there and it was what I would have expected Slender St. Johns Wort (Hypericum pulchrum), another "perforatum" species.
Other stuff noted on my travels was Enchanters Nightshade, Meadowsweet, Yellow Pimpernel, Betony. And on one of the pavements I was suprised to find a couple of clumps of the Pill Sedge (Carex pilulifera) (see photo).
|Another of todays Dark Reds|
I also checked out the small area which always produces lovely E. Helliborine "purpurea" specimens and sadly two of the usual beauties have already had their spikes taken off, having succumb to the hungry deer, but not to worry there are still a few of what might turn out to be extra colourful examples.
|Hypericum Montana ss Perforatum (Pulchrum)|
|Pill Sedge on Limestone!|
Also, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap and that was it for Warblers.
Looking more like our Cuckoo's departed last Friday 20th June from Dalton Crags. Tonight Swift watching with the Burton Swift Group in Burton In Kendal's Main Street - WE ARE MEETING UP AT 2130HRS AT THE BURTON MEMORIAL HALL AND ANYONE WISHING TO COME ALONG WOULD BE MOST WELCOME.