During the past few weeks I’ve been photographing a few species of available orchids. The best one being Marsh Helleborine, where I had to travel over to Lincolnshire in order to see it.
The Chalk Fragrant Orchids have been re-identified by local experts as Marsh Fragrant Orchid.
The rest of the orchids I’ve managed to see and photograph within fifteen minutes of home. These were Common Spotted, Marsh Fragrant and Common Twayblade.
A beautiful group of plants, the majority of which are very rare and difficult to see. In some cases almost impossible without some knowledge of location.
I have lived at my property for some 35 years and for the very first time this year, I’ve had a Common Spotted Orchid naturally growing in my front lawn. I real treat and pleasing event. I’m letting it go to seed in the hope that a few more may appear next year. (see the last image)