Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Hog's Fennel


When Katrina suggested that we should embark on a day trip to Whitstable, I was more than keen. Neither of us had visited before, but had heard it was full of good pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops, that it boasted old architecture and possessed a charming harbour and sea-front.... I was also aware that a rare umbelifer - Hog's Fennel - was present just to the east of the town at Tankerton. And part of our most pleasant of days was spent amongst it...


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  1. Whitstable is a great place, when you can get in and out of it, the traffic can be a nightmare. Personally, I prefer Reculver, for all kinds of wildlife reasons and good food at the pub there.

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    1. It was slow progress driving in, but we parked by the castle and wandered freely from there. We will return!

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  2. Steve, glad you had a nice outing although would question your timing. Another three weeks, or so, and you'd have been on for Fisher's Estuarine. Not too sure about them at Tankerton, but they are definitely on this food plant at Coldharbour Lagoon, at Reculver, so just along the coast. Not sure what Katrina would think about the prospect of trudging around some weeds with a head torch looking for moths, but I recall my attempts being rather good fun - Dyl

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    1. Yes Dyl, the moth was on my radar, but as you say, too early for an adult. There were plenty of signs at Tankerton saying the moth is present, but as to its current status, who knows...

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    1. Plenty of fish and oyster restaurants!

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