Starting off with early May finds at Sandwich dunes.
Green-winged Orchids - Anacamptis morio
Thyme Leaved Sandwort trying to impersonate Small Mouse-ear.
Arenaria serpyllifolia s.s.
Carpets of Sea Sandwort coming into flower - Honckenya peploides
The tiny flowers of Early Forget-me-not, numerous in the short turf - Myosotis ramosissima
Early May habitat photo of Sandwich, doesn't look much but the wildflowers like it.
Yellow Rattle - Rhinanthus minor
Wild Clary coming into flower - Salvia verbenaca
The larger form and flowers of Common Vetch - Vicia sativa subsp segetalis
Look for a much smaller vetch and you might find the diminuitive Spring Vetch - Vicia lathyroides
We then drove to Dover white cliffs for a look around.
Wallflower - Erysimum chaeri
The first of the Horseshoe Vetches were in flower.
On a path by the NT car park was a stand of Early Spider Orchids, with lots of people walking by blissfully unaware of their presence.
Having a bit of fun with a computer photo programme! I would have thought this amazing if I'd painted it, but because I did it digitally, it's just ok!
The first of the Salad Burnet to flower, female florets on top and males beneath.
Next instalment coming soon if I can find time to stop going out recording!