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Bertolini's Bee Orchid - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Bertoloni’s Bee Orchid

It was such a thrill to see Bee Orchids in South Devon: Here in Matera I can see a familiar shape but …

Southern Marsh Orchid - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Southern Marsh Orchid

I’m in the South, standing in a Marsh and surrounded by Orchids. Could they be Southern Marsh Orchids, I wonder?

Blue Tailed Damselfly - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A walk around a blade of grass

It’s Day 13 of #30DaysWild, the scheme run by the Wildlife Trusts to get people to have wild experiences in June. I’ve …

Pyramidal Orchid - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Purple Pyramids

There are beautiful purple pyramids of orchid flowers on the slopes at Berry Head in South Devon. They are Anacamptis pyramidalis the …

Common Spotted Orchid - Tudeley - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Common Spotted Orchid

The Common Spotted Orchid is an orchid which is common and spotted. They are just coming into flower all over this heathland …

Orley Common - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A walk on Orley Common

Orley Common is a true common – absolutely no-one owns it or has ever owned it – it belongs to us all. …