The meadows at Ufton Fields support cowslip and wild basil and orchids such as the bee orchid and greater butterfly orchid
but its star attraction is the small colony of man orchid representing this species most north-westerly location in Britain.
Help rangers clear weeds that are choking the Greater Butterfly Orchid
Fortunately, mine is just a mild infatuation, easily satisfied by looking at a few green-winged, common, northern marsh and maybe a sexy little early purple or a frivolous butterfly orchid
come spring and early summer.
Ffridd is an important home to wildlife like the Welsh clearwing moth, birds such as yellowhammer and chough, rare plants such as the lesser butterfly orchid
, and important groups of grassland fungi and lichens.
DELICATE BEAUTIES From left, the lesser butterfly orchid
at East Chevington, the bee orchid and dark red helleborine at Bishop Middleham.
7 per hectare and the benefits include the arrival last year of a new orchid - the lesser butterfly orchid
One of the few that remains is at Caeau Tan y Bwlch, Clynnogfawr, Gwynedd, which is home to rare plants such as Adder''s tongue Fern and Greater Butterfly Orchid
He also has flocks of seed-eating birds such as linnet and yellowhammer, and rare wild plants such as meadow saffron, greater butterfly orchid
and herb paris.
The reserve is a popular destination for birdwatchers and botanists and has been well studied over the years, but only recently a lesser butterfly orchid
was found on the Island for the first time.
Among the grass I noticed a most beautiful wild orchid - a greater butterfly orchid
- with a tall spike of green tipped flowers.
Plants include bog asphodel, lesser butterfly orchid
, petty whin, seawort, bog pimpernel and many sedges and rushes, including two types of cotton grass.
Perhaps most satisfying has been the spread of a variety of orchid species, most notably the greater butterfly orchid
The heart of Versace's new Jeans Couture Glam perfume, pounds 35,comes from a bouquet of pink flowers, Vanity Rose,Fuchsia and Butterfly Orchid
The best examples are colourful refuges for some of the more uncommon plants such as greater butterfly orchid
and wood bitter vetch.
Through fields of thrift we reached a white patch of vernal sandwort, creamy spikes of lesser butterfly orchid
and pink bells of bog-pimpernel.