Friday, 23 May 2008

Stockbury Woods

After a quick cuppa and sausage sandwich at the excellent cafe at Brooklands Lake it was off to Stockbury Wood. Once again I was hopeful for an orchid fest from the several species that this site has to offer and I wasn't disappointed. I managed to see 3 lesser butterfly, 2 fly, 54 lady, 4 bird's-nest orchids and many common twayblade. Also in the same woodland are several man orchids but I couldn't find them this time and the early purple orchids had gone over.

Fly Orchid

Lesser Butterfly Orchid

I then learnt of another 4 bird's-nest orchids a few hundred yards south of Stockbury.

Bird's-nest Orchid

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