Just a few notes from the bank holiday weekend so far - early purple orchids and cowslips at Great Shuttlesfield Farm.
Fiddleheads of bracken - I gathered a few and cooked them, with good results - tasky and fine texture. There is a thought that they might be carcinogenic, so that might reduce their use as food : Warning - may contain carcinogens.
This huge brute barred my way on a walk. Standing over a metre high, Dexter cattle look ridiculous but do a good job keeping downland cropped.
The first dragonfly of the spring, rejoicing under the name of broad-bodied chaser.
On another trip to Dungeness, we saw what seemed to be an 'event' going on. We left this strangely-occupied group and sat on the beach. Some kind of small brown bird flew past us, which seemed to excite the distant crowd. Funny what people do on bank holiday weekends.