Yesterday I went for a short stroll along the coast. Starting from Crosby Coastguard Station I headed north through the dunes. What would I see today?
There were lots of wild flowers, mainly dandelions and daisies but there were quite a few Bluebells.
These were not the native British Bluebell Hyacinthiodes non-scripta , but their Spanish cousin. H. hispanica.
A little further on I saw some Common Stork’s-bill. Erodium cicutarium, with it’s lovely pink flowers.
But my best fin d was a small clump of Star of Bethlehem, Orthogalum umbellatum.
The petals are brilliant white on the inside but striped with green on the outside. It is quite rare along this part of the coast so it could possibly be a garden escapee.
I reached the Sefton Coastal Footpath and headed back to my car, pausing for a rest on my favourite bench overlooking the sea. A few minutes of peace and solitude.