Sunday 13 August 11.00am – mid afternoon
The site features rich dunes and former limeworks. Among species we might see are Danish Milk-vetch Astragalus danicus, Kidney Vetch Anthyllis vulneraria and Bloody Cranesbill Geranium sanguineum. Additionally there are Autumn Gentian Gentianella amarella subsp. septentrionalis – one of Northumberland’s special plants, and near the car park is a site for Flat-sedge Blysmus compressus, and some of the small grasses such as Fern-grass Catapodium rigidum and Crested Hair-grass Koeleria macrantha will also still be around. Because of the time of year we should be able to demonstrate the differences between some of the genera of yellow composites – Crepis, Hypochaeris, Leontodon and so forth.
Led by Chris Metherell, vice-county recorder for North Northumberland, and President-elect of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.
Meet in the car park at NU 026487. The site is reached by minor roads from the A1 and Scremerston village. Bring lunch.