It’s the time of year when I visit local nature reserves on the hunt for orhids. It ‘s been another good year for orchids particularly at Woodwalton Marsh.
I found the usual Pyramid and Common Spotted orchids
Common Spotted Orchid
But there were also four or five of my favourite wild flower – the Bee orchid.
I try not to advertise too much where I find Bee orchid’s to protect the flowers from being picked.
In the case of the bee orchid the single flower is the culmination of up to 8 years growth and, if picked, the plant is unlikely to flower again and has lost its only chance of producing seeds.