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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Lightcliffe 11.06.2014

Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) found by Michael and myself today on a patch of wasteland at Lightcliffe. It is a very beautiful and striking plant and we were both very pleased to see it.






Michael's photographs above and mine below.


8 comments:

Bruce said...

Nice one Alison.

Emma and I had a good look last year but failed to find it. I guess this is at the usual place??

Alison said...

Thanks Bruce.

I presume it was at the usual place as Michael knew where to find them. They were found on a patch of wasteland off the beaten track.

michael said...

They have been in the area a while but these were not at the bit near the Golf Course.

Steve Blacksmith said...

I was thinking of suggesting a visit to the usual place for them at Lightcliffe because the botany is generally interesting, but been too busy. Maybe next week ?

Two places at Lightcliffe ? !

AndyC said...

I had 11 bee orchids today at Lightcliffe in a small area just where the paths cross,,,, there was Common Spotted Orchid here as well.

Alison said...

I am free next week Steve, that is if you still want to go? It sound like an interesting day out =)

AndyC said...

Of the 11 Bee Orchids I found the other day, 3 have been broken in half ,3 have been damaged badly, 2 slightly damaged and 3 are still OK. Please people be very carful when visiting this site they are very difficult to see , stand on the path there is no need to go any closer..........................

AndyC said...

Of the 11 Bee Orchids I found the other day, 3 have been broken in half ,3 have been damaged badly, 2 slightly damaged and 3 are still OK. Please people be very carful when visiting this site they are very difficult to see , stand on the path there is no need to go any closer..........................