Yesnaby, where small is beautiful

the tiny primula scotica flower on the maritime heath Yesnaby

The Scottish primrose: listed on the Government’s Scottish Biodiversity List and is classified as being ‘nationally scarce’. Only found in the wild in Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney.

Plants growing wherever they can find a space.

a clump of sea pink growing in a small space between tocks and stones at Yesnaby

A freshwater burn is another location to thrive.

a carpet of tiny white flowers among the rocks at the shoreline of the bay Yesnaby

And its not just flowering plants which are growing.

lichen on and moss on a big stone at Yesnaby

PLEASE, do not pick or dig up the wild plants. They look lovely just where they are. And you may also be interested in this:

Fiona Grahame

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