Posts Tagged ‘Twyblade

30
May
19

Herts Bucks Butterfly fest

A good day trip into Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire this last weekend. Good weather, good company and good Butterflies … plus a few Orchids thrown in. Thanks to Tony for the subsequent identification of the Duke of Burgundy aberration.

Dingy Skipper

Duke of Burgundy

Duke of Burgundy form Leucodes

Duke of Burgundy

Duke of Burgundy

Greater Butterfly Orchid

Grizzled Skipper

Small Blue

Twyblade

Greater Butterfly Orchid

03
Jun
17

Off the wall

Among the orchids we saw in Lancashire were these two beauties. Twyblade and Fly Orchid. The latter took some finding but keen eager eyes sought them out.

21
Jun
16

Jesters

On our photographing orchid day the other week I failed to find Birds Nest Orchid. It has to be said they aren’t showy bright flowered jobs. They are nondescript and difficult to find under trees amid similar coloured leaf litter. I felt sure it was the late spring had perhaps delayed them and it wasn’t my inability to find them that was at fault.

However, I thought I’d go back to the site about a week or so later to see if I could conjure some up. I couldn’t, but I did find a few spikes of Twyblade; another very unassuming orchid. The flowers are supposed to look like little men. I think they are a dead ringer for tiny ‘jesters’. What do you think?

Twyblade




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