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Summer

Warmer weather brings out bright blue and red damselflies around marshy areas, with the smoky winged demoiselle fly common by July. Butterflies include red admiral, peacock and speckled wood, with clouded yellows or painted ladies arriving on the shingle ridge from France.

By the sea there are yellow horned poppies and sea pinks, as well as the white sea campion and the purple viper's bugloss. Yellow iris and purple loosestrife grow in the marsh beside the nature trail.