When we got there it was obvious that the orchids had really grown in the last couple of weeks. There were Twayblades starting to flower and lots more growing throughout the site. They're a green orchid and probably the most common of Britain's orchids.
|Common Twayblade starting to flower|
We also found lots of spotty leaves belonging to the Common Spotted Orchid and maybe Fragrant Orchids (although I can't remember whether they have spotty leaves or not!)
|Common Spotted Orchid leaves|
|Greater Butterfly Orchids will soon be flowering|
The Ragpits are such a brilliant place for wildflowers and there were lots to see apart from the orchids. The Primroses had gone over, but the Cowslips were still going strong.
We found Bird's Foot Trefoil and some bright blue Milkwort. We also found a small pink pea flower, but I'm not sure of it's name.
|Bird's-foot Trefoil buds|
|Small pink pea|
We found a wolf spider with a blue egg sac and even found a few Roman Snails.
|Wolf spider with a blue pearl egg sac|