Since learning some time ago that Shipley Park was home to Bee Orchids (Ophrys apifera), Malcolm and I have been on the look-out for them - without success. However, I recently read that a member of the local wildlife website had seen lots of these delightful little orchids and after contacting him with a request for directions, we were ready this morning to set out to search again. The directions from Mr. Jim Steele proved to be spot-on and we didn't have to search long before we found them.
Erewash Valley Wildlife for the directions. Click the link to visit the site.