Thursday, 19 June 2014

A Royal Visit This Morning :-)

I opened my curtains this morning and look what I had in my garden, a Royal Visit from Mr & Mrs Pheasant.  This pair are often in my garden, the male constantly makes cute little noise at the female as HE follows her wherever she goes.   I like the way they walk around, very cautiously,  as if they are royalty :-)

Monday, 16 June 2014

The Not-so-Pretty Orchid

The not-so-pretty orchid is the Common Twayblade orchid.   This was taken at Fontmell Down, there was plenty of Common Spotted orchid in the area also.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

The Lesser Butterfly Orchid

I have found eight species of orchids so far this year at Durlston Country Park and Fontmell Down; Lesser Butterfly orchid (as below), Early Purple orchid, Early Spider orchid, Bee orchid, Common Twayblade orchid, Green Winged orchid, Common Spotted orchid, Pyramidal orchid.   We went for a walk at Fontmell Down on Thursday, wonderful wide variety of wildflowers throughout the walk where I found this orchid, the Lesser Butterfly.