At first sight, this photo looks similar to yesterday’s photo of gorse – but the actual plants couldn’t be more different!
This is Kidney Vetch which is a small creeping plant, with tight furry clusters of flowers. It grows mainly near the sea, on sand dunes, chalk grasslands and cliffs.
It is often mixed up with a variety of other little plants, creating a beautiful mixture of colours, including Sheep’s-bit and Perennial Centaury which belongs to the Gentian family. These coastal flowers attract bees and other insects, such as the Six-spot Burnet Moths below – which don’t look or behave like a typical moth.