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