Short-eared Owl at Holme Dunes
With the recent sun and warmth flowers are beginning to emerge. Today there were masses of tiny plants of Common Whitlowgrass in flower on the dunes. These can also be found at the moment along the edge of pavements in Hunstanton.
Common Whitlowgrass Erophila verna
There were also a few dandelion flowers in the dunes. Currently 232 microspecies of dandelion are recognised in the British Isles; I suspect that the ones we have on the dunes are in the Erythrosperma section of microspecies.
Dandelion Taraxacum sect. Erythrosperma
I've also been busy in the garden this week and while tidying up found some Coral Spot fungus on dead twigs of Field Maple.
Coral Spot Nectria cinnabbarina on Field Maple