Sunday, May 10, 2015

Early Spider Orchid

Kelly Finney (www.wildflowerfinder.org.uk)
This is the first year I've found this plant and it was, fittingly, on a nearby National Nature Reserve. I was on a bike ride and persuaded my friend to detour into the reserve to look for them. Almost immediately they were there, amongst the milkworts, all around us, although until we'd found the first one the others were somehow invisible. 
Ophrys sphegodes is considered rare in the UK and is on the Red List. 
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