I received this email from one of the councils ecology officers today – some brilliants news about Orchids, some of them rare to our area.
” I am pleased to say that as a result of the annual management undertaken by the conservation volunteers the floristic diversity at the LNR is increasing.
There were in excess of 400 common spotted orchids (1st photo), a dozen or so bee orchids (2nd photo), and one solitary pyramidal orchid (3rd photo), which is likely to be the first specimen recorded at the site.”
I have seen some of these in recent years but am not mobile enough to get over there for a while. They mostly can be found on the mound area between he zip wire and the ridge and the Bee Orchid may last in flower for another week,