Beautiful bee orchids

The bee orchids (Ophrys apifera) are just coming into flower at Newborough. They are particularly plentiful along the track (now called the Postman’s Trail and waymarked as a horse riding route) at the edge of the forest.

Bee orchid, Newborough, 3rd June 2014

Bee orchid, Newborough, 3rd June 2014

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2 thoughts on “Beautiful bee orchids

  1. mike

    Unfortunately these won’t be here for long as the FCW have now started strimming alongside all the woodland trails and paths… no doubt all part of their over-management the forest for the benefit of the tourists, heaven forbid we have messy looking plants and flowers growing right up to the edges of the footpaths, the tourists might get there lovely clean shoes wet!

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  2. barry

    Hi, welcome back. yes they are beautiful, while in the area check out the moonwort SH39076324 on llanddwyn, and the bee orchids and the ivy broomrape along the east coast path there.

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