A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Mid Summer Orchids

We visited Selsley common, near Stroud today where we found many different wild orchids including this Bee orchid. These remarkable flowers mimic the appearance of a bee on the flower and produces a scent similar to a female bee to encourage a male to land when pollen is deposited on it's back. 

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