Explored around the south of the county looking for orchids with Young’s Helleborine starting to wither and another site had 9 Man Orchids. Other orchid species included hundreds of Common-spotted Orchid with a lone Early Purple Orchid among them and a few Common Twayblades. The windy conditions kept the temperature down so the only butterflies seen were 2 Common Blue, 2 Speckled Wood, Small White and 6 Large White. Also noted were Yellow Shell, Burnet Companion and Clouded Silver but hardly any bird life worth mentioning.
|Man Orchid by Terry Southgate|