Our Flower Friday Facebook posts have proved so popular that they will be appearing live this summer! We are currently in discussions with Logan Botanic Garden about developing a Coastal Flower Exhibition and associated events over the next couple of summers.
The two most popular flower posts have been Grass of Parnassus and Bell Heather. Grass of Parnassus is a delicate looking flower of wild wet pasture and is found in many places on the Rhins coast. The flower pictured has attracted a glittering ruby tailed wasp, also known as a cuckoo wasp because the female lays its eggs in the nests of solitary bees.
Bell Heather is common on dry areas along the coast and the flowers often have holes bitten in them by bees so they can get easier access to the nectar with their short tongues. This sneaky greyling butterfly is feeding through the holes in the flowers too!