Dorset Walks

Walks on Portland - wildlife highlights for 2016

last year's walks . . .

Friday December 30th
Kingbarrow Quarry - Admiralty Quarries

In absolutely gorgeous weather, warm sunshine and no wind, we walked east from the hotel to the edge of Kingbarrow Quarry. From here we could just about make out the resident little owl sat on a rock in the sun, no doubt dozing comfortably.

Next was the High Angle Battery and then through Admiralty Quarries to the lookout near the Incline Road engine sheds. The view was beautiful even though the fog on the mainland meant that we could see no further than Worbarrow Bay. Below us on the East Weares some of the introduced British Primitive Goats could be seen.

Our route back took us past Fancy's Family Farm where we added significantly to the day's mammal list.
The day's list:
Little Owl, Chaffinch, Cormorant, Buzzard, Kestrel, Great Blacked Gull, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Raven, Stock Dove, Wren, Robin, Magpie, Chiffchaff
mammals: British Primitive Goat, Dwarf Goat, Normal Goat, Tasmanian Wallaby

Friday December 23rd
Tout Quarry - Bowers Quarry - Inmosthay

Our target today was a) to find the huge "cylinder stone" on the Westcliffs and b) to remain upright in spite of the ever-increasing wind from Storm Barbara. From the cliffs we could see a number (8) of gannets blown close inshore and a larger number (13) of fulmars settled on the cliffs.

We soon found the stone in question, which already had a visitor who proceeded to tell us all about its history as an artistic sculptural installation dating back a mere 30 or so years.

Walking back along Wide Street we found a remarkable of plants in flower, listed below.

The day's list:
Gannet, Cormorant, Razorbill, Kestrel, Mediterranean Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Fulmar, Meadow Pipit, Raven, Stock Dove, Wren, Magpie, Jackdaw
plants: winter heliotrope, bristly ox-tongue, smooth sow-thistle, tall fescue, yarrow, alexanders, dandelion, gorse, red valerian, field speedwell, carline thistle, black knapweed, hawkweed ox-tongue, daisy, annual mercury, annual meadow-grass, cocksfoot, red dead-nettle, red clover, ragwort

Friday December 16th
Eastcliffs - Cheyne - Southwell

Stood in the Heights Hotel car park in completely calm conditions we were very surprised to see very rough waves breaking onto Chesil Beach. Reaching the Eastcliffs we were amazed at the size of the breakers coming in from a southerly direction. Out on the Shambles Bank standing waves of enormous height were appearing every minute or so as the swell hit the shallow water.

On the right is the satellite photo of the North Atlantic for today showing the storm in mid-ocean which presumably was the source of the waves.

On the cliffs the male peregrine was on his usual perch, with both ravens nearby. Less expected was the very bright male pheasant in the field just east of Southwell village.

The day's list:
Gannet, Cormorant, Common Scoter, Kestrel, Peregrine, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Fulmar, Rock Pipit, Guillemot, Razorbill, Raven, Pheasant
plants: winter heliotrope, bristly ox-tongue, sea spleenwort

Friday December 9th
Hamm Beach - Ferrybridge

With Portland Harbour finally starting to fill up with wintering seabirds we decided to have a look at the southern section, taking advantage of the shelter the island provided from the southerly wind.

One of the best birds seen in this area recently was the male goldeneye, which we were pleased to find very quickly along with red-breasted mergansers and a great crested grebe. Less expected (although uncannily predicted by one of us) was the kingfisher that we watched fishing from the rocks overlooking the shallow edges of the harbour.

Moving on to Ferrybridge we found all the usual birds such as oystercatchers and bar-tailed godwits but surprisingly not a single brent goose. More waders were found at the edge of the car park where there was a flock of dunlins and turnstones along with a beautiful grey plover.

Heading back to our coffees at the hotel we had to make a unscheduled stop when a flock of six goosanders appeared fishing close in off Hamm Beach.

The day's list:
birds (26 species):
Great-crested Grebe, Little Egret, Shag, Cormorant, Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Kestrel, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Oystercatcher, Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover, Dunlin, Turnstone, Kingfisher, Meadow Pipit, Rock Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Starling, Rook, Carrion Crow, Raven, Linnet

Friday December 2nd

Taking advantage of the recent spell of calm weather we walked out to the very exposed heights of Blacknor Point, taking in the WWII searchlight site on the way.

A pair of peregrines were found as soon as we reached the cliffs, also taking advantage of the calm weather by sitting out in unusually exposed positions on the sheer cliff-face. A pair of kestrels were soon added to the list, with the female seen to take and eat a small dark animal, probably a field vole.

Carefully walking round Blacknor Fort we finally found the day's main target when a fulmar passed below us to join another circling round their main colony on the cliffs near Bower's Quarry. Sadly they were all much too far away to photograph so the bird pictured here is from a previous visit.

The day's list:
fulmar, oystercatcher, cormorant, meadow pipit, stonechat, peregrine, kestrel, great black-backed gull, goldfinch, diver spp, pied wagtail
plants: wild cabbage, bristly ox-tongue, red fescue, hogweed, alexanders, cow parsley

Friday November 25th
Chesil Cove

A beautiful sunny day but the cold easterly wind suggested that we ought to look for the very smart male black redstart that has been seen recently down at Chiswell. We never found it but one of the group did see a female bird.

The "highlight" of the morning came when the strandline produced a pair of long-deceased wings, which on closer inspection turned out to be from a bittern!

The day's list:
bittern (dead), cormorant, shag, meadow pipit, rock pipit, black redstart, stonechat, raven, kestrel, great black-backed gull, buzzard, common gull, sparrowhawk

Friday November 18th
Penn Weare

With a viciously cold north-westerly wind blowing across the hotel car park we decided to walk the old railway line under the Eastcliffs. It was much warmer in these sheltered conditions but we did have to put up with a few sharp showers.

The male peregrine normally makes us walk all the way to Grove Point before he shows himself but today he was much more co-operative and gave us good views sat on the cliffs above the cutting at Shepherd's Dinner. The female was at her usual perch but unusually flew to join her mate on the cliffs.

The best bird of the morning though was a a very close black-throated diver flying north along the shoreline.

The day's list:
blackbird, great tit, robin, peregrine, chaffinch, kestrel, black-throated diver, buzzard, common gull, chiffchaff

Friday November 11th
Tout Quarry - Inmosthay

In beautiful calm and sunny weather we walked out to the Westcliffs to check on the state on the rockfall. As the photos below show it has not changed significantly since we checked back in February.

As last week we found a surprising number of plants still in flower. Not many birds were about but we did find a female black redstart in Tout and several flocks of starlings were moving north overhead

Looking across into Kingbarrow Quarry we could see what might have been a little owl, or a stone.

The day's list:
stonechat, robin, dunnock, linnet, chaffinch, kestrel, black redstart, blackbird, buzzard, starling
others: bunny, red admiral
flowers: tall fescue, dandelion, gorse, fuchsia, wood sage, wall rocket, field speedwell, carline thistle, small scabious, rough hawkbit, bristly ox-tongue, yarrow, marjoram, storksbill, herb robert, daisy, burnet saxifrage, smooth sow-thistle, red valerian, red clover, viper's bugloss

ferns: maidenhair fern, wall-rue, hart's-tongue

Friday November 4th
Weston Craft Centre - Avalanche Hump

A very wet day so we spent more time standing under sycamores than actually walking,

Noticed a surprising number of plants still in flower and a few insects still flying.

The day's list:
stonechat, robin, dunnock, linnet, chaffinch, kestrel, chiffchaff, blackbird, song thrush, redwing
others: grey squirrel, red admiral, wasp, greenfly
flowers:Annual Mercury, Bristly Ox-tongue, Ragwort, Cotoneaster, Ivy, Melilot, Purple Toadflax, Mayweed, Smooth Sow-thistle, Spear Thistle, Red Clover, Viper's Bugloss

Friday October 7th

In a north-easterly wind the birding wasn't easy today but there was plenty about with a constant stream of pipits, wagtails and finches heading south over the island. Quite a few song thrushes were bombing about as well, along with several wheatears. Birds of prey were plentiful today with the star sighting being a hobby passing through.

We also had a very interesting chat with the Dorset Wildlife Trust team that were busy clearing the scrub from Withies Croft, a site we will visit often from now on to see how it develops.

The day's list:
red admiral, bunny (killed by a bull terrier!), hobby, buzzard, kestrel, skylark, stonechat, chiffchaff, pied wagtail, meadow pipit, stock dove, wheatear, linnet, goldfinch, siskin, song thrush

Friday September 30th
Portland Bill

For once we achieved our stated target and had good, if brief, views of the long-staying wryneck in the Obs Quarry. Two little owls were also there, and far more amenable to being watched than the wryneck.

We also found lots of meadow pipits on the Eastcliffs, along with a few rock pipits and wheatears.

The day's list:
wryneck, little owl, gannet, shag, kestrel, skylark, stonechat, meadow pipit, rock pipit, raven, wheatear, linnet

Friday September 16th
Suckthumb Quarry - Coombefield

On a bright, sunny but fresh autumn morning we explored the paths between Weston and Southwell in search of some of the rare migrants such as wryneck and ortolan bunting that have been seen there recently. We didn't find any of course but we did see lots of common migrants such as whitethroat, blackcap and wheatear.

The highlight though was the lovely small copper pictured here.

The day's list:
house martin, buzzard, kestrel, chiffchaff, whitethroat, blackcap, wheatear
insects: red admiral, small copper, speckled wood, silver Y

Friday September 2nd
Barleycrates Lane - Westcliffs

We absolutely never cancel a walk but the weather was so miserable on the Westcliffs today that we did cut short our walk and retire a bit early to the much drier surroundings of the Heights Hotel for a coffee. However this was not before we had seen a few birds including kestrel and peregrine.

Not a single photo was taken so the image on the right is one from a previous September!

The day's list:
kestrel, peregrine, dor beetle (dead), pygmy shrew (also dead), autumn ladies tresses (at the hotel)

Friday August 26th
Grove Point

One of the group had never seen an adder so we went straight to the engine sheds at The Grove and showed her the huge female adder that has been there for at least ten years. Nearby three of the ten Portland goats were sunning themselves on the old firing range.

We then had a really very pleasant walk in absolutely gorgeous weather enjoying unusually clear views across the bay to the Isle of Wight.

The day's list:
swallow, buzzard, kestrel, peregrine, willow warbler, fulmar, stock dove
insects: large white, green-veined white, meadow brown, holly blue, common blue, wall, red admiral, painted lady, speckled wood
plants: autumn ladies tresses (at the hotel), longleaf, red bartsia

Friday August 5th
Penn Weare

Our final search to find a Portland dark green fritillary was unsuccessful again but we were pleased to see lots of fresh chalkhill blues and even fresher common blues.

We were also delighted to prove breeding for both peregrine and kestrel and most likely fulmar as well.

The morning's highlight though was a huge privet hawkmoth caterpillar that lumbered across the path in front of us.

The day's list:
swallow, buzzard, kestrel, peregrine, sparrowhawk, fulmar, raven
insects: marbled white, meadow brown, chalkhill blue, common blue, gatekeeper, red admiral, painted lady, privet hawkmoth, mint moth, silver y, rose chafer, bloody-nosed beetle
plants: maidenhair fern, clematis, pyramid orchid, carline thistle, buddleia

Friday July 29th
Broadcroft Quarry

Another fruitless search for dark green fritillaries but still a very pleasant walk in beautiful weather.

The list below shows the great variety of butterflies that were out today but can only record a fraction of the huge diversity of flowers that were out today in this fabulous reserve.

The day's list:
swallow, buzzard, stock dove
reptiles: slow-worm, adder, common lizard
insects: marbled white, meadow brown, ringlet, small skipper, large skipper, small blue, chalkhill blue, common blue, gatekeeper, red admiral, peacock, six-spot burnet moth, great green bush-cricket, grey bush-cricket
plants: hawkweed ox-tongue, great hairy willowherb, wayfaring tree, yellow-wort, clematis, ivy broomrape, broad-leaved eyebright, pyramid orchid, stemless thistle, carline thistle, buddleia

Friday July 22nd
Admiralty Quarries - Nicodemus' Knob

At last a warm and sunny Friday - even the Heights car park was warm! After finding the remains of a dark green fritillary on the weekend's butterfly break we decided to search for it's friends in the quarries east of the hotel

No fritillaries were found but we did see a good variety of butterflies and flowers. The highlight though was a bird of prey high over the Grove which may have been a black kite (but was more likely to be a very abraded red kite).

The day's list:
raven, kestrel, sparrowhawk, buzzard, kite spp, stock dove
reptiles: slow-worm
insects: marbled white, meadow brown, ringlet, small skipper, small heath, chalkhill blue, gatekeeper, red admiral
plants: ivy broomrape, broad-leaved eyebright, pyramid orchid, lesser centaury, common centaury, marjoram, wild thyme, small scabious, carline thistle

Friday July 15th
Westcliffs - Tout Quarry - Inmosthay

Another cold and breezy start at the Height's Hotel but even so the weather was kind enough to allow a walk along the Westcliffs to see the progress of the cliff fall.

After this we walked into Tout Quarry and fortunately the sun came out and we stated seeing insects, including the first chalkhill blue and graylings of the year.

The day's list:
raven, kestrel, wren
reptiles: common lizard
insects: marbled white, meadow brown, ringlet, small skipper, large skipper, chalkhill blue, grayling, red admiral, chalk carpet, crescent plume, Crambus perlella, Ichneumon suspiciosus, summer chafer, swollen-thighed beetle, bloody-nosed beetle, harvestman
plants: Autumn gentian, melilot, buddleia, eyebright, pyramid orchid, squinancywort, purging flax, common centaury, field madder, ploughman's spikenard, marjoram, wild thyme, small scabious, stemless thistle, restharrow, whitebeam

Friday July 8th
Eastcliffs at Southwell

With a cold breeze blowing low cloud across the Height's Hotel car park we decided to decrease latitude and altitude by dropping down to Southwell where it was much brighter. Walking along the cliffs we found a huge range of wildlife including some good birds (a family of peregrines), rare reptiles (wall lizards) and some very beautiful insects (see photos).

The day's list:
raven, kestrel, peregrine, rock pipit, gannet, cormorant, swallow, linnet, goldfinch, guillemot
reptiles: common lizard, wall lizard
insects: marbled white, meadow brown, gatekeeper, ringlet, small skipper, large skipper, lulworth skipper, common blue, rose chafer, swollen-thighed beetle, bloody-nosed beetle, Roesel's bush-cricket, speckled bush-cricket, great green bush-cricket, crescent plume-moth, cinnabar moth, clay (moth), carder bee
plants: melilot, buddleia, weld, agrimony, rock samphire, eyebright, spear mint, pyramid orchid, sea spleenwort

Friday April 8th
Barleycrates - Reap Lane

It's never a good idea to name your target so it wasn't really surprising when we failed to see wheatear or ring ouzel in spite of much searching at one of the top sites on the island.

We did see several swallows as well as our first house martins and willow warblers of the year so it was certainly not a waste of time.

The day's list:
raven, kestrel, willow warbler, chiffchaff, skylark, meadow pipit, stonechat, wren, house martin, swallow, linnet, goldfinch, great tit, fulmar
insects: small white, buff-tailed bumblebee, red-tailed bumblebee, carder bee

Friday April 1st
Portland Bill

Starting at Portland Bird Observatory we arrived just in time to see the Warden, Martin Cade, remove a robin and a chiffchaff from the mist-nets.

Moving on the the Observatory Quarry we enjoyed excellent views of the resident little owl whilst being serenaded by several skylarks singing overhead.

Next we crossed the Admiralty Slopes to the Westcliffs where we found the ledges well-occupied by all the expected resident seabirds.

The day's list:
raven, rook, kestrel, sparrowhawk, buzzard, chiffchaff, skylark, meadow pipit, sand martin, swallow, linnet, goldfinch, little owl, guillemot, razorbill, shag, cormorant, gannet, kittiwake, fulmar
insects: peacock

Friday March 25th
Broadcroft - Silklake

Our main target today was the rare Widow Iris that grows in Broadcroft Quarry. After a long search we managed to find a patch of them but sadly all the flowers had gone over. So we carried on looking for migrants and eventually found a chiffchaff - just the one!

Our searching also turned up the first lizard of the year and a very attractive patch of coltsfoot.

The day's list:
raven, kestrel, sparrowhawk, buzzard, chiffchaff, wren, song thrush, stonechat, starling
reptiles: common lizard
plants: widow iris, leyland's cypress, coltsfoot, willow, reed, primrose, spanish bluebell

Friday February 19th
Tout - Inmosthay - Kingbarrow

We started with a walk along the Westcliffs to view the current state of the landslip which for some years has meant that the cliff-top path has had to be diverted. The birdlife was very active here this morning with a pair of kestrels and no less than four ravens indulging in some spectacular aerobatics just above our heads. As if this wasn't enough a peregrine glided past as well.

We then walked through Tout Quarry, through the tunnel to Inmosthay and on to Kingbarrow before returning to the hotel.

The day's list:
raven, kestrel, peregrine, jackdaw, carrion crow, meadow pipit, chaffinch
plants: maidenhair fern, horseshoe vetch

Full list of species seen since 2005

Birds (144 species)

Great Northern Diver
Black-throated Diver
Red-throated Diver
Little Grebe
Great-crested Grebe
Slavonian Grebe
Storm Petrel
Leach's Petrel
Manx Shearwater
Balearic Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Glossy Ibis
Grey Heron
Little Egret
Dark-bellied Brent Goose
Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Black Brant
Red-breasted Goose
Mute Swan
Velvet Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Long-tailed Duck
Red Kite
Marsh Harrier
Wood Pigeon
Stock Dove
Collared Dove
Great Skua
Great Black-backed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Herring Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Little Gull
Bar-tailed Godwit
Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Ringed Plover
Purple Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Little Owl
Short-eared Owl
House Martin
Sand Martin
Meadow Pipit
Tree Pipit
Rock Pipit
Pied Wagtail
White Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Grasshopper Warbler (heard)
Sedge Warbler
Reed Warbler
Garden Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
Willow Warbler
Spotted Flycatcher
Long-tailed Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Black Redstart
White-spotted Bluethroat
Ring Ouzel
Song Thrush
Carrion Crow
House Sparrow
Snow Bunting

Mammals (10 species)

British Primitive Goat
Common Shrew
Grey Squirrel
Brown Rat
Oryctolagus cuniculus
Brown Hare
Red Fox
Roe Deer (prints)
Grey Seal
Bottle-nosed Dolphin

Reptiles (4 species)

Common Lizard
Wall Lizard

Amphibians (2 species)

Common Frog
Common Toad

Fossils (6 species)

Lopha gregarea
Nucleolites clunicularis
(sea urchin)
Titanites giganteus (ammonite)
Trigonia gibbosa (oss's head)
Butterflies (28 species)

Adonis Blue
Chalkhill Blue
Clouded Yellow
Common Blue
Dingy Skipper
Green-veined White
Holly Blue
Large White
Large Skipper
Lulworth Skipper
Marbled White
Meadow Brown
Painted Lady
Red Admiral
Silver-studded Blue
Small Blue
Small Copper
Small Heath
Small Skipper
Small Tortoiseshell
Small White
Speckled Wood

Moths (31 species)

Cream-spot Tiger
Crescent Plume-moth
Dark Arches
Heart and Club
Heart and Dart
Jersey Tiger
Knot Grass
L-album Wainscot
Large Yellow Underwing
Lesser Yellow Underwing
Light Brocade
Marbled Minor
Mint Moth Pyrausta aurata
Mother Shipton
Oak Eggar
Poplar Hawk-moth
Portland Riband Wave
Privet Hawkmoth
Scarlet Tiger
Shuttle-shaped Dart
Silver Y
Six-spot Burnet
Speckled Yellow
Treble Lines
Vine's Rustic
White Ermine
Yellow Shell

Other Insects (15 species)

7-spot Ladybird
Bloody-nosed Beetle
Dark Bush-cricket
Harlequin Ladybird
Honey Bee
Ivy Bee
Meadow Grasshopper
Oil Beetle
Roesel's Bush-cricket
Rose Chafer
Speckled Bush-cricket
Summer Chafer
Swollen-thighed Beetle
Volucella zonaria

Marine Life (29 species)

Ray spp (egg-case)
Greater Spotted Dogfish
Lesser Spotted Dogfish
Goose Barnacles
Spider Crab
Edible Crab
Portugese Man o' War
Blue-rayed Limpet
Flat Winkle
Rough Winkle
Toothed Topshell
Beadlet Anemone
Snakelocks Anemone
Dead Man's Fingers
Pink Sea-fan

Knotted Wrack
Channeled Wrack
Spiral Wrack
Bladder Wrack
Sea Lettuce
Laminaria saccharina
Laminaria digitata
Saccorhiza polyschides

Fungi (6 species)

Dryad's Saddle
Field Blewits
Field Mushroom
Honey Fungus
Velvet Shank
Shaggy Inkcap
Plants (198 species)

Annual Beard Grass
Annual Meadow Grass
Annual Mercury
Annual Wall Rocket
Autumn Gentian
Autumn Ladies Tresses
Bastard Toadflax
Bee Orchid
Birdsfoot Trefoil
Biting Stonecrop
Black Medick
Black Mustard
Black Spleenwort
Bladder Campion
Brackish Water Crowfoot
Bristly Ox-tongue
Broad-leaved Dock
Broad-leaved Eyebright
Bulbous Buttercup
Bulbous Meadow Grass
Burnet Saxifrage
Bush Vetch
Carline Thistle
Common Broomrape
Common Centaury
Common Elder
Common Gromwell
Common Ragwort
Common Storksbill
Common Toadflax
Cotoneaster microphyllus
Cotoneaster simonsii

Cow Parsley
Creeping Buttercup
Creeping Cinquefoil
Crested Dogstail
Crow Garlic
Dwarf Elder
Early Gentian
Early Purple Orchid
English Bluebell
False Brome
False Oat-grass
Fern Grass
Field Penny-cress
Field Speedwell
Fodder Burnet
Germander Speedwell
Golden Samphire
Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil
Greater Plantain
Great Hairy Willowherb
Great Mullein
Grey Willow
Hairy Bittercress
Hairy Rockcress
Hard Rush
Hartstongue Fern
Hawkweed Ox-tongue
Hedge Bedstraw
Hemp Agrimony
Herb Robert
Hoary Plantain
Hoary Ragwort
Hoary Stock
Holm Oak
Hop Trefoil
Horseshoe Vetch
Ivy Broomrape
Ivy-leaved Toadflax
Japanese Knotweed
Kidney Vetch
Lady's Bedstraw
Lady's Mantle
Lesser Centaury
Lesser Reedmace
London Plane
Maidenhair Fern
Maidenhair Spleenwort
Male Fern
Meadow Vetchling
Mouse-ear Hawkweed
Musk Mallow
Olive Willow
Oxford Ragwort
Pendulous Sedge
Portland Rock Sea-lavender
Portland Spurge
Prickly Sow-thistle
Purple Toadflax
Pyramidal Orchid
Quaking Grass
Red Fescue
Red Valerian
Ribwort Plantain
Rock Samphire
Rock Sea Lavender
Rock Stonecrop
Rough Meadow Grass
Round-leaved Cranesbill
Round-leaved Fluellen
Rue-leaved Saxifrage
Rye Grass
Sea Beet
Sea Holly
Sea Kale
Sea Lavender
Sea Mayweed
Sea Radish
Sea Spleenwort
Shining Cranesbill
Slender Thistle
Soft Brome
Soft Cranesbill
Slime Mould
Small Scabious
Smooth Sow-thistle
Spanish Bluebell
Spear Mint
Spear Thistle
Spindle Tree
Spotted Medick
Square-stemmed Willowherb
Stemless Thistle
Stinging Nettle
Stinking Iris
Strawberry Clover
Tall Fescue
Three-cornered Leek
Tor Grass
Toothed Medick
Upright Brome
Upright Hedge Parsley
Viper's Bugloss
Wall Barley
Wall Rocket
Wall Rue
Wall Speedwell
Wayfaring Tree
Welted Thistle
Western Polypody
White Stonecrop
Wild Cabbage
Wild Carrot
Wild Clary
'Wild' Gladiolus
Wild Leek
Wild Madder
Wild Privet
Wild Thyme
Winter Heliotrope
Wood Sage
Wood Spurge
Yellow Horned-poppy
Yellow Oat-grass
Yellow Vetch
Yellow Vetchling
Yorkshire Fog

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