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2010 UK Orchid season updates (1 Viewer)

Zeffer

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3rd June - Bee Orchids, Greater Butterfly, Twayblade, Common Spotted and Green Winged around Draycote and Ufton Fields.
 
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Zeffer

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31st May - Bird's Nest Orchid and Fly Orchid - Batcombe, Dorset and Heath Spotted Orchid, Powerstock Common:
 

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Matt Prince

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Some greater butterflies have survived the weedkiller at the site just off the A38 in Devon, and were looking good over the weekend (no sign of bee orchids but site is quite heavily scrubbed over).

Anyone know how the season is progressing up north? Planning on visiting North Uist very soon...
 

robhope

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New Forest

Heath Spotted-orchid in flower at Matley Bog and Southern Marsh-orchid at Hatchet Pond.

Had a little look for Frog at the former but to no avail!

robhope


Egrets, I've had a few
 

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AStevenson

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Some greater butterflies have survived the weedkiller at the site just off the A38 in Devon, and were looking good over the weekend (no sign of bee orchids but site is quite heavily scrubbed over).

Anyone know how the season is progressing up north? Planning on visiting North Uist very soon...

Not a top orchid spotter myself but it looks a bit patchy here (I'm on South Uist) - been a very dry and cold spring with it only really warming up in the last few days, so growth of most things has been late and slow until now.

Very stunted twayblade just appeared in my garden and spotted orchids just coming through. Some heath spotted out on the bogs but many short with small flower heads.

Machair dune slacks of variable dampness, but some areas of NU really quite dry.

Cheers,
Andrew
 

Living Rocks

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Bristol Lizard Orchids still in tight bud, I would guess 2 weeks more needed, I saw 6 spikes today, but I;m sure I've under counted as this as this was was a very brief visit, and plants are only just emerging from the underlying vegetation.

John
 

Matt Prince

Sharkbait
Not a top orchid spotter myself but it looks a bit patchy here (I'm on South Uist) - been a very dry and cold spring with it only really warming up in the last few days, so growth of most things has been late and slow until now.

Very stunted twayblade just appeared in my garden and spotted orchids just coming through. Some heath spotted out on the bogs but many short with small flower heads.

Machair dune slacks of variable dampness, but some areas of NU really quite dry.

Cheers,
Andrew


That doesn't sound good - oh well booked now! - will see how it goes. Thanks for the information Andrew.
 

Ghostly Vision

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Bee orchids are only just omcing into flower, so you may be lucky.

Late spiders are out in Kent.

I hear tell of a rare ochroleuca (all yellow) Fly orchid in flower in Southern England. I do not have an exact location, so please do not PM me!

Sean
 

lizard orchid

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Bristol Lizard Orchids still in tight bud, I would guess 2 weeks more needed, I saw 6 spikes today, but I;m sure I've under counted as this as this was was a very brief visit, and plants are only just emerging from the underlying vegetation.

John
Thanks John for your update. Fingers crossed there may be a few more this year.

Brian Laney
 

Desertlark

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News from Lincolnshire (for anyone interested!)

Greater Butterfly Orchids at their best at sev mid Lincs sites.
Frog Orchids in good numbers and at their best at the mid Lincs site
Man Orchids down in numbers but currently in flower (per the Jennings) at the classic south Lincs site
Bee Orchids still tight in bud in mid Lincs. Need another week or two.
Good numbers of Green-flowered Helleborine emerging at the only Lincs site, but obviously need more time before flowering.

Also; no sign of any Birds-nest Orchids at the mid Lincs site, apparently having a year off. Have not checked for Burnt-tip Orchid in Lincs this year but I guess they should be at their best by now, unless anyone knows different.

Cheers

Grahame
 

Stevie babe

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Loads of Twayblades and C spotted Orchids Nr Woldingham, Surreyplus a probable greater Butterfly but it wsn't yet open. No bees, Flies, Pyramidal or Scented Orchids wich ought to be around
 
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