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Bee Orchids- 27th June

Bee orchid- 27th June

Bee orchid- 27th June
Common spotted orchid and buttercups- 27th June
Common Spotted Orchids- 27th June

Spent a fabulous evening in the North York Moors National Park looking at orchids. Two meadows with hundreds of common spotted orchids, some twayblades and a number of stunning bee orchids. I recommend spending two hours in a meadow. Put your head right down amongst the flowers, listen to the insects and immerse yourself in a glorious world. The evening was, this year at least, a rare taste of summer. Warm with golden evening light on the meadow, I walked back to the village accompanied by screaming swifts and blackbird and yellowhammer song.