There was an awful lot in flower, with some species, (Bluebell, Ground-ivy, Crosswort and Germander Speedwell) carpeting the ground in some places. I was pleased to come across a single Solomon's Seal and the Fames Rough Fly Orchids were already in flower.
It wasn't a day for inverts, but I did come across the uncommon (but expanding) Bryony Ladybird.
|Bryony Ladybird - if a duffer like me can stumble across this species twice locally then they must be increasing|
|Ground Ivy - carpeting the ground in many places|
|Dryad's Saddle - if only all fungi was this big and obvious|