Collage of wildflowers and butterflies

 

Our first sighting of Autumn Ladies Tresses this year! We found a single specimen on Minchinhampton Common at a north-side location that generally produces a good crop. (The photo above right is one of last-year's crop - this morning's photograph proved to be blurred.)

In contrast, Broad-leaved Helleborines can still be found on Rodborough Common on grass verges close to Rodborough Fort, though now starting to go over. (We located several a couple of weeks ago, and this morning found that three had somehow managed to escape the local council's mania for road verge trimming.