Last summer was the best I can recall for orchids, and I saw more species than in any other year. Here they are.
Early purple, Hillbridge Farm back lane, Devon, 1 May 2011
Heath spotted-orchid, allt Airdeasaidh, near Little Loch Broom, west coast of Scotland, 14 May 2011
Twayblade, Turville valley, Bucks, 24 May 2011
Southern Marsh orchid, Thursley Common, Surrey, 8 June 2011
Pyramid orchid, Turville Hill, Bucks, 16 June 2011
Fragrant orchid, Turville Hill, Bucks, 19 June 2011