David Fenwick

Wildlife, Marine and Botanical Photography

Wildflowers of Devon and Cornwall
The counties of Devon and Cornwall are exceptional in respect of their botanical diversity. The main reason for this is the wide diversity of natural habitats that occur across the region, with differing soil types, climatic conditions and topography. Of course man made habitats are also important, and these included cultivated farmland, allotments and wasteground that is often found around towns and cities. Some rare species can even be found growing out of kerb stones on roadsides; others like broomrapes found as parasites, and depend on other plants for their survival.

Because of the importance of these habitats the region boasts a large number of very important nature reserves. There are three outstanding areas that must be included here as they are indeed exception areas for those wanting to find and photograph wildflowers. They are the National Nature Reserves on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, the National Nature Reserve at Dawlish Warren in Devon; and finally one of my most favorite places, the Biosphere Reserve at Braunton Burrows in Devon, best visited in early June.

There are also many other very good nature reserves, many are looked after by the Wildlife Trusts or local councils.

My images of wildflowers found across Devon and Cornwall can be seen by clicking on the following link APHOTOFLORA.

Fungi of Devon and Cornwall
Ferns, Mosses and Liverworts of Devon and Cornwall
Garden Flowers of Devon and Cornwall
Marine and Shorelife of Devon and Cornwall
Wildlife of Devon and Cornwall