Merry Christmas 2020
It's Christmas Day as I publish this blog. It's been a horrible year with Covid-19 restricting movement and later infecting us and making us ill. However, enough of that. Here's a selection of some of the UK wild orchids I found in this and previous years to hopefully bring you some Christmas cheer and to look forward to a Happy New Year to come.
I hope you like them.
In alphabetical (latin name) order:
Southern marsh orchid
Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp coccinea
Early marsh orchid
Chalk fragrant orchid
Birds nest orchid
Ophrys - fuciflora, apifera, sphegodes, insectifera
Late Spider, Bee, Early Spider, Fly orchids
Early purple orchid
Lesser butterfly orchid
Small white orchid
Autumn lady's tresses
I hope you liked the selection of some of our wild orchids above. There are lots more species in the UK too including a plethora of hybrids, such as this D. x mixtum (Frog x CSO).
With best wishes from Dave