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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Guided walk on Dundon Beacon

Here are some photographs from our visit today.
You should be able to click on the images to get an enlarged view which makes it easier to see the Bee Orchid for instance and the Woolly Thistle flower head is spectacular when enlarged

A Bee Orchid. The only one we could find today when there are usually many. A close up would have been better!

The Twayblade Orchid

A flower head on a Woolly Thistle

The Greater Butterfly Orchid

The Heart of the Levels group on top of Dundon Beacon.

28 people, mostly but not all members of the Trust, enjoyed a stimulating guided walk and talk. for me the highlights were seeing for the first time the Twayblade and Grater Butterfly Orchids. The latter were quite numerous whereas the other species normally common on the Beacon were scarce this year. It was thought the early dry weather was responsible. Two other species not shown here but seen were the Pyramidal and Common Spotted Orchids.


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  2. Anonymous1:54 pm

    Very professional