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Aberlady LNR, designated in 1952 and still impressive for its diversity : August 21st 2010

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The interdune slacks were filled with colourful flowering herbs of lesser known species.
The Field Gentian or Felwort (Gentianella amarella) has rich purple blooms in striking tufts across the  slacks
Grass of Parnassus : an exquisite flower present in swathes thousands strong on this day.
Frog orchids were almost over in the best known site.
The bizarre and colourful caterpillar of the Grey Dagger moth, on Hawthorn.
A Sanderling, in winter colour, one of scores just passing through from their breeding grounds on the high arctic tundra, mainly in Greenland,Siberia and Canada.
Tom and Roger always on hand for a photo opportunity.
Photographs: S. Crowther.
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This page was last updated on 2/10/10.