Well this is the best photo I got but I think another day may see improvements. Today there was a little too much wind…..
Clearwell Meend is my very local patch… it is 250 yards from my house. Here are a selection of photos I took this afternoon.
The view from my recliner….. yesterday…… Today the same Oak tree would be there but not the blue sky and it would not be relaxing.
Today I went hunting…. not a bear hunt, not even a bird hunt, just a Birds nest orchid hunt…. I know they like Beech woodland and I know they are difficult to spot as they are brown (lacking any chlorophyll) and so I set off in an area near Staunton where there are some extensive woods and they are predominantly Beech.
This was an extensive area of woodland with lots of good paths and I roamed around searching for the Birds nest orchids, I came across quite a lot of Twayblades which are orchids but with small green flowers, not that stunning. Also some other plants which I think were orchids but not in flower…could be Butterfly Orchids, I will return in a few weeks to check them out.
If you look carefully you can even see a small greenfly at the top of the flower spike. No Birds nest Orchids but a good day…