Wordless Wednesday – Orchids

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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.

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A very fresh looking twayblade

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This bumblebee found a flower!

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

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One of the most advanced Common Spotted orchid

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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! πŸ˜‰

  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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