Bluebells and Orchids

One of the most eagerly awaited times of the year is now – when the Early Purple Spotted Orchids and the bluebells appear.  This year April has been cold, after a warm late March.  So far the orchid count is definately down. Today, I counted only 46, whereas in previous years it has reached 150.  we shall see what happens in the next two weeks, as to whether this is a reduction.  The bluebells also seem to be less prolific.  The leaf cover is as great, so this may be a cyclical observation.

Early Purple Spotted Orchids looking very healthy

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Posted on April 21, 2012, in flora. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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