Yesterday's walk proved to be well worth it, despite the battle with thousands of biting Cleg Flies which seem to have taken to the wing at once. Walking over the old, disused car parks of what was once the American Adventure Theme Park, I was treated to the sight of hundreds of Five-spot Burnet Moths (Zygaena trifolii).
Medicago sativa) plants which thrive here.
Lotus corniculatus), another member of the Pea family. Lucerne, sometimes called Alfalfa is thought to have originated in the Middle East - possibly Iran, but has been widely planted throughout the world as a major fodder crop and is now found growing wild almost world-wide. Alfalfa seed is also used as it starts to germinate, with the resulting sprouts being eaten particularly in salad dishes.