Spring 2020 – early May

Here are a few more photos to show how the site developed through May, when it was possible to travel more freely to exercise. The lack of rain was good for the insects but has caused quite a lot of the orchids to be very short in stature or to abort flowering completely. This was particularly noticeable on the southern face, which is the driest, where I only saw 1 flowering orchid this year.

Plants like the Downy-fruited Sedge and Chalk Milkwort have been doing very well though and by the end of May I even saw the first flowers of Bastard Toadflax.

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