Sunday 28 July 2013

Bee Orchids flourishing on my local patch

A few weeks ago I found about 10 Bee Orchids on local waste land where a public foot path goes through. The area is kept under control by horses which keep the grasses down and there manure makes the soil rich for the Orchids to grow and the horses create the perfect balance. This method of ground management is often used at RSPB reserves.
A few Cinnabar moths also were flying from plant to plant on the meadow which was a great site to see.
I have never seen so many here before and as there so many wild plants growing everywhere and over the 
next few months I will be keeping an eye out  for any new arrivals to my local meadows.
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