I was just saying yesterday, how the Bee Orchids are not yet in flower, but this morning, as we walked through Shipley Park, on towards Cinder Hill and Mapperley Reservoir, we were treated to the sight of innumerable orchids flowering in the meadows. The most abundant at the moment are the Southern Marsh Orchids (Dactylorhiza praetermissa). Among the Buttercups, they make a wonderful show.
Dactylorhiza fuchsii). These too vary enormously from plant to plant, making life difficult when identifying these little beauties. No problem with these though.
No doubt there will be many more pictures of orchids to come, so keep watching!