Wordless Wednesday – Orchids


Orchids in the local quarry are only just starting to emerge. The annual count this evening is going to be hard going with so few flowers and spikes showing.


A very fresh looking twayblade


This bumblebee found a flower!


Man orchid, with some of the little men in mid-twist


One of the most advanced Common Spotted orchid


Hopefully although there appear to be fewer orchids in the quarry this year, it may look different in two or three weeks time.


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7 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Orchids

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    These are so pretty – love the shot of the bumblebee! She looks like a bronco rider! 😉

  2. Chloris says:

    What a fabulous selection of orchids, I am crazy about them. I saw a Man Orchid today with the little bodies just emerging. It is on a protected verge here in Suffolk. There are not many sites left where you can find them.

  3. Tina says:

    Wonderful photos! That first bee looks a little like he (she?) is hanging on by the feet and waving the arms in the air: ‘Look mom! No hands!’

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