The weather did not look as if it would be kind to us for our Wildflower Wander at Melness pier. However, we were lucky, it rained just before we started and then stayed dry for the day.
We didn’t have to travel far, walks with botanists are always slow progress, there is so much to see in just a short distance! Our walk leaders, naturalists Ian Evans and Gwen Richards, pointed out the rich diversity of flowers and grasses that can be seen along the north coast. Their level of knowledge is staggering.
Highlights included pale butterwort (Pinguicula lusitanica), a tiny plant that is a speciality of the north west. Lovely goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) and a non-plant, an early instar drinker moth larva.
Thank you to the many people who came along, it was lovely talking to you all. And a special thank you to Ian and Gwen.