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Sunday, 14 June 2009

Orchid Extravaganza!

June is one of the best months to see many of our Orchid species.
Several hundred enigmatic Bee Orchid plants are currently out in flower at a nearby supermarket. Their sepal flowers look like a Bumblebee and designed to attract male Bees to pollinate the flowers. They are very attractive Orchid but are very nomadic and can disappear from sites where they were previously flowering. This is true of Lowestoft currently and it is very sadly a negative return for several sites I have checked for this species.
At a very local site several hundred and maybe several thousand Southern Marsh Orchids are starting to come into flower at a local field. Also out in flower at this time, in the same field are a few Spotted orchids too. Enjoy them while you can!

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