Recalling an orchid summer

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


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I am the general secretary of the Open Spaces Society and I campaign for public access, paths and open spaces in town and country.
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2 Responses to Recalling an orchid summer

  1. A says:

    Good pics Kate; but I’m afraid I think a couple of your identifications may be slightly wide of the mark.

    Your Twayblade is actually a White Helleborine, and your Southern Marsh is actually an Early Marsh!

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