2010 News

Another Day Another Orchid

Lesser Butterfly Orchid, Ballycastle
Scarce Orchids Close to Home
A speculative road side stop on the way home paid dividends when I found three Lesser Butterfly Orchids little more than a mile from my front door.

I have stopped to to look at this small area of cut over bog and wet grassland just to the west of Ballycastle before, but this evening I almost immediately spotted the shape of a butterfly orchid, and as the soils were peat I know it was likely to be Lesser. I parked and walked back and sure enough I found three beautiful examples of Lesser Butterfly Orchid (Platanthera chloratha).

There is always something special in finding interesting wildlife close to home.

Red Kite in Autumn

Capturing the Beauty of Nature
Capturing the Beauty of Nature