Orchids at Strawberry Banks

Friday 1st - Monday 4th June 2012
Lesser Butterfly Orchid
Some photos here of Lesser Butterfly Orchids and Early Purple Orchids at Strawberry Banks, Chalford, taken over the last few days. Also a Pyramidal Orchid is just coming into flower at this site.  The only butterflies seen were 1-2 Small Heaths in poor conditions each time.
Lesser Butterfly Orchid
Early Purple Orchid
Early Purple Orchid
Pyramidal Orchid
Graminae can be beautiful too - Quaking Grass
On Friday though 10 Pearl-bordered Fritillaries were in Cirencester Woods near Daglingworth:
Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Pearl-bordered Fritillary

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