Collage of wildflowers and butterflies

Bee Orchid Spike
Bee Orchid

This morning's walk over to Rodborough Common produced many sightings of Bee Orchids including about ten on Rodborough itself, but also twenty just at the end of Windmill Road, at the north end of the area used as a rugby pitch in the winter season. We regularly look out for Bee orchids in this location and usually find them in good numbers. A number of other locations where we usually expect to see examples have been disappointing this year, however. We have been compensated by finding spikes in other unexpected locations.