Thursday, 12 June 2014

Bee Orchid Discovery

I have now been fortunate to find Bee Orchids (Ophrys apifera) at two different locations in the last few days. Here are some images of the single plant that I found on the Woodland/Heath Reserve that I visit regularly.

The first three images were taken three days prior to the second batch of three.




The second three images. Note that the second flower has emerged.




30 comments:

  1. Cracking images of this beautiful little Orchid Roy.
    It looks like it's been a good year for them, they seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, yes I here the same about the Bee Orchid at the moment.

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  2. What a great find. They're gorgeous.

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  3. Very pretty and very exotic looking!

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  4. It must be a good year for them - I found some on the North Norfolk coast just a few hours ago.

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    1. It really is John, I have not seen any before in the location I found one of these.

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  5. Lovely pics Roy, it seems to be a good year for these orchids from what I've heard :-)

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  6. …exciting, Roy! They are beautiful as well.

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  7. Hey Roy... Absolutely gorgeous !!! Lucky you can find them!! I have seen some beauties in the wild similar to these
    but that was in the days long ago!!

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, yes stye are generally quite rare here.

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  8. Nice images Roy! I have managed to see a few of these and Barnack Hills and Holes, apparently they grow at Maxey too, although I have not seen any!
    J
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    1. Thanks John. I found one at Castor H and one at Maxey.

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  9. Wonderful orchid!
    Funny we have the same photos on today!
    This is the most common Ophrys where I live... Interesting to see how it can be different from one area to another or from one country to another!
    Lovely photos Rick, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks Noushka.
      Hopefully we will get more of these growing in the future, a consequence of climate change.

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  10. Très très belle orchidée ! Et très belle photo :)

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  11. Absolutely stunning. I always get so excited when I find orchids in the wild, no matter what kind they are.

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    1. Thanks Karen, yes they certainly create excitement.

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  12. Great that this simply beautiful orchid grows in the wild.

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  13. Roy, these are gorgeous and they remind me, somewhat, of our woodland flower, the "lady's Slipper." I believe it is an orchid as well. Sorry I don't have any pictures to show you! it's one of my favorite flowers, though.

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    1. Thanks Kathie, yes the Lady's Slipper is extremely rare here in England.

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  14. Orchids!...
    I find them always so hard to be photographed...
    But you did it so well...
    They are great!
    Ana

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