Collage of wildflowers and butterflies


Articles about local plant life, particularly the flora found on the now relatively rare unimproved limestone grassland of the Common.

Not exactly local but we went for a walk to Clattinger Farm yesterday and the Fritillaries were lovely.

Also Green-winged Orchids just coming through, as they are on Minchinhampton Common.


Green winged orchid

We had our first sighting of this year's orchids today, both Early Purple and Green-winged (though we were told of a sighting last weekend). They are still few, far between and only just showing flowers, but now coming through in a number of the usual locations through which we passed.

First Bluebell Sighting of 2016
Bluebells in Box Woods

Our first sighting of a bluebell this Spring - part of a small group in Box Woods. True! It is not a very vigorous specimen - but a real sign Spring is on the way.


Showing the distribution of a type of flora.