I've realised that August into September are really good months for wild flowers. I always expect the Spring to be best but am usually disappointed - except this year's orchids were really gorgeous.
Debbie Carter's been out walking on Battlesbury Hill - on the edge of the Plain, near Warminster. You'll need to get close to appreciate this amount of detail, but it never ceases to amaze me how exquisitely constructed flowers are, often to suit a particular kind of bee.
Horseshoe vetch is an essential plant for the Chalkhill and Adonis Blue butterflies as their caterpillars feed solely on it; it is also used by the Dingy Skipper.
Photo: Barn owl
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