I have been waiting for the wind to die down this week to get myself over to Yockletts to check out the orchids. I awoke around 6.30 and peeked through the curtains and, whilst it was not still, there was just a light breeze, so I decided to give it a go. A quick coffee and double check of my gear and I was out, arriving at 7.30.
It's still a bit early for the lady orchids but I walked around the site and warmed up on bluebell and wild garlic.
On my way round I noticed this great growth of fungus which I had to capture.
Having almost given up hope I stumbled across my target species, albeit an example not yet if full flower but it was in a fairly sheltered position which made it fairly easy to photograph.
I continued round and located this individual that was more advanced. It was difficult to get the shot that I wanted without treading on other plants nearby.
Now that I know the lie of the land I am to get over again in mid May when they should be at their best and other species should be making an appearance too.