29th June 2014 - Portland Bill, Dorset.

Just a quick overnighter, we didn't arrive until after 8pm. Had a quick chat with John Martin (he's only the top plant and bird lister on this site!) before retiring early with the missus. The next morning we ambled around The Bill area finding quite a few Pale Flax (lifer!) and a handful of Lulworth Skippers near The Pulpit pub. A patch of Bastard Toadflax was flowering but no sign of the associated shieldbug, although I've seen it here before.

We bumped into John again just as we were leaving who was keen to put me onto Dorset's sole surviving original plant of Wild Asparagus. I...

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