26 June 2012
01 June 2012
Here in Scotland we think of the main orchid season as starting in mid-June, but after the recent hot weather I wondered which species I could find already in flower in May.
No surprise that the first was the Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula), near Aberfoyle on 22nd May.
On 25th May we found some Northern Marsh Orchids (Dactylorhiza purpurella) coming into flower near Fintry.
Just in time, this Common Twayblade (Neottia ovata) at Dumbrock near Milngavie managed to open one floret on 28th May.