Butterflies and moths are out and about

Many butterfly species are on the wing now such as common blue, meadow brown, ringlet, gatekeeper, grayling, small copper and painted lady. Large numbers of the six spot burnet, a day flying moth, can be seen on the wing and great green bush crickets can be heard and sometimes seen among the taller dune grassland … Continue reading Butterflies and moths are out and about

“Oh, the smell of the wild thyme…”

Henry Williamson’s “The Pathway” remembers just one of the scents that fill the Burrows at this time of year. The low mat forming aromatic foliage of Thyme (thymus polytrichus), with its tight clusters of purple flowers, used to carpet vast areas of the dune turf, formerly created and maintained by rabbits eating down the grass … Continue reading “Oh, the smell of the wild thyme…”