Frog Orchid (Coeloglossum viride): Today I took up the invitation from Mark Payne to explore the old lead spoil heaps of Eryrys Quarry, a site he is familiar with and last week photographed a frog orchid, an orchid I had yet to see.
Lovely to see.
Spring Sandwort (Minuartia verna): Eryrys Quarry used to mine lead and most of the site is built on the old spoil heaps that are frosted in small white flowers clustered together.
We went on the information that there are lesser butterfly orchids which have been mapped in the area, I was keen as once again i needed lesser.
At first we could only find hand fulls of common spotted and the odd common twayblade, most of which were looking very ropey as the season is progressing and its been particularly hot.
And this time we struck lucky.
However the butterfly orchids we found were not lesser, but greater, nevertheless we were happy and I had a very enjoyable day hunting for orchids.