Monday, 27 June 2016

Orchids for 30 Days Wild

Lovely to see the common spotted orchids in full bloom in the grassy areas alongside the Water of Leith today.

The orchid field (unsurprisingly) is full of orchids, though they are difficult to see in this photo


the very marshy ground makes it difficult to get close to individual blooms but I did get these two photos (the orchids are the spikes of pinkish flowers, surrounded in both photos by buttercups

Then I was very happy to see this common spotted orchid in the meadow near Redhall Gardens, where I've never seen the orchids before (though of course they could have been hiding in the grasses over the past few years)

For 30 Days Wild and Nature Notes.

14 comments:

Sandy said...

So many pretty blossoms to see. I know you live in a city, so is this area a park?

sage said...

I love orchids!

Naquillity said...

the orchids are beautiful as is the surroundings. i love that you spotted one growing in an area you hadn't seen them in before... have a great day~

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Sandy, this is a local nature reserve within the city of Edinburgh.

Dartford Warbler said...

How lovely. It seems to be a good year for orchids.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I've been looking in my local nature reserve here for bee orchids - we had them one year a couple of years ago. Sadly none yet, not really anywhere else round here that has any.

Janneke said...

It's always again a surprise to find wild Orchids.

Bill said...

Thanks for braving the marshy ground.

Rabbits' Guy said...

They are pretty flowers!

Donna said...

What a lovely plant!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty flowers, looks like a great spot for a walk with nature! Enjoy your day and have a happy week ahead!

Lowcarb team member said...

That must have been an enjoyable walk.
I enlarged your photo's, they look very good.

All the best Jan

Lynn said...

It's so lush! Just beautiful.

Rambling Woods said...

I want to find a native orchid to plant here in my yard and have to research that...Lovely treats to find flowers along the way...Michelle