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Saturday, 16 June 2012

More Bee Orchids found

On Tuesday 12th June evening, 3 Bee Orchids seen on a western bank around the Gunton area. Wednesday 13th June morning, I saw them again. Friday 15th June evening, just after work in the garden, a Holly Blue was seen in the garden by the bush just east of the pond. It flew back a little way and then flew to the west side of the garden before finally settling on a developing golden orb of Buddlea globosa where I managed to get a nice shot of it. On Saturday afternoon 16th June, looking over a nearby local site, I found a total of 7 Hybrid Orchids, plus 4 Southern Marsh orchids and 3 Spotted Orchids. Nearby by the bank half way along, a brand "new" colony of 6 mature Bee Orchids found, one with 14 flowers! Just in from the bank a further 3 Bee Orchids were seen around a large bush.

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