Some of the lovely things we saw on Saturday, a cinnabar moth on tufted vedge,
meadow vetchling amongst the red and white clovers
viper's bugloss, which is a magnet for bees and butterflies
Grass of Parnassus
and the tiny white stars of marsh bedstraw.I was really pleased when the dark green fritillary butterfly stopped long enough, on a red clover, for me to take a few photographs.
Nestling in amongst the pennywort, the bright little yellow flowers of silverweed
and in this photo you can just about see the 2 metre square we were minutely studying.
Up behind us, on the hill, there was the parallel universe of the Scottish Open golf tournament taking place on Gullane golf course. It was of absolutely no interest to me, but they did at least have a good day for it! We've had lots of good days over the last month. A real summer - hooray!
This is the kind of green I would rather be staring at, as opposed to a golf green.We spend quite a bit of time poring over plant books, trying to identify different things, in this case, sea arrowgrass.
A beautiful place to be, with just the sound of the sea birds in Aberlady Bay, and as time goes by, the waves on the shore beyond the dunes. A morning well spent.