Friday, 21 June 2013
On Sunday 16th June, I made my way down to The Woods as Dick had tweeted that he'd found 2 plants in one section of that wood. Having first contacted Paul & Jane I was delighted to meet them there at 10.30am and even more delighted when Jane had found them. The 2 Greater Butterfly Orchids really were stunning plants with gorgeous white flowers having been protected by couple of branches laid around them to stop deer grazing on their precious sepals and leaves. On the other side Ricky found another small Greater Butterfly Orchid. Taking the path down, in an Oak by the side of the path at the bottom of the scae, a moss filled nest revealed a lovely female Spotted Flycatcher sitting on the nest, just her head could be seen poking over the top of the nest, lets hope this pair of Flycatchers are not disturbed successful in raising their young.