The fly orchid
, like the bee orchid, also deploys a decoy - its deception comes in the form of a blue-bottle fly mimic.
Some of the most rare orchids are the Red Helleborine and the Fly Orchid
of Anglesey, North Wales," he said.
Ponies on fen- land, left, and, below, the rare bladderwort, which traps insects via a vaccumoperated underwater trapdoor system Cattle graze next to fens, above, and left, a fly orchid
The Anglesey and Llyn Fens LIFE project team, Justin Hanson, Peter Jones and Llion Jones
Other species such as the Fly Orchid
are classified as vulnerable and have only been recorded from two sites in the country," said Dr Elisabeth Harris from Powys Flora Conservation.
Whistling oyster catchers, keening red kites, roaring deer, tunnel-web spiders, a huge pike, rare fly orchids
, ferns, moths and butterflies, plus a crow sliding down his tent roof were among Mike's other companions.