|Common Spotted Orchid|
Some Orchids are more easily overlooked as they are a little less showy and grow in the woods these include Violet Helleborines and Twayblade Orchid which have yellowish-green flowers which look like a human, so although they don't stand out particularly well they are interesting once found.
There are plenty of other wildflowers to see at the moment including, Nettle Leaved Bellflowers, Ladies Mantle, Dyers Greenweed, Crosswort, Salad Burnet and Knapweed.
I also spotted a Robin's Pincushion recently which is a growth on rose's that i caused by a tiny Gall Wasp. The wasp lays its eggs on the stem of the rose and as the larva feed on it the rose reacts by producing a moss like ball around it. there is more information about them here.
|Robins Pincussion on Dogrose|