SN0540 : Midsummer bee orchid

taken 7 years ago, near to Newport, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Midsummer bee orchid
Midsummer bee orchid
The sand dunes behind Newport Sands are home to a colony of rare bee orchids (Ophrys apifera). Last year I was unable to find any at all, this year only two specimens were discovered on midsummer day - perhaps it is still a little early.

The intricate flower resembles a eye-catchingly exotic bee - it's no wonder the real insect stops to investigate.

[NB Exact location deliberately left slightly notional]
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Monday, 21 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Monday, 21 June, 2010
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Plantlife   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 053 402 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:1.6063N 4:50.3381W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 053 402
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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