Thursday, 20 June 2019

Orc's In Lanc's.

I thought I'd glimpsed an Orchid from a moving car on Monday, so the following day I thought I should get myself off to investigate.....What a great idea.

Clik the piks, they're bigger and better.

Bee Orchid. 17 June. Pete Woodruff

I was delighted to find a few spikes of the brilliant Bee Orchid. Seen as one of the best known and loved Orchids, its flowering is sporadic, which accounts for failures to find it at the same location year on year.

 
Common Spotted Orchid. 17 June. Pete Woodruff.

With the Bee Orchids I found probably up to 100 Common Spotted Orchid. The most common of all the UK species, the flower of which can range from white to pale pink, through to purple.

Image courtesy of Julie Wareing

I was sent this moth for ID. Found in a Lancaster garden, it's a Buff Ermine, and many thanks for sending it to me Julie.  

4 comments:

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Pete!! How are you??? Beautiful pics of this orchids.. The header so nice.. Love Dipper. Have a nice summer ahead.. Cheers

Pete Woodruff said...

Thank you for this Ana,

It's great to hear from you. I'm good and yes, the Orchids are beautiful, particularly the Bee Orchid, and I'm glad you like the Dipper.

I also wish you a nice summer.

Kind Regards

Pete.

Richard Pegler said...

Wonderful orchid shots, Pete! The way things have stacked up lately, I've not yet seen any this year - must try and put that right soon!

That Buff Ermine is a super moth. The first time I ever put out a moth trap, on 8th June last year, I had three of them in the trap - not had a single one since!!

Great to see that you're out and about regularly now. Best wishes - - - Richard

Pete Woodruff said...

One of those magic moments when I found the Bee Orchids.

Thanks for kind comments, much appreciated Richard.