TQ1853 : Bird's-nest Orchids, Cockshoot Wood

taken 7 months ago, near to Headley, Surrey, Great Britain

Bird's-nest Orchids, Cockshoot Wood
Bird's-nest Orchids, Cockshoot Wood
A group of Bird's-nest Orchids (Neottia nidus-avis) on Cockshoot Hill, with both this year's plants about to flower and last year's plants still in situ having seeded.

This species is saprophytic, feeding on leaf litter in deep shade, and therefore has no need for chlorophyll, hence the lack of any green colour. The name "birds nest" refers to the shape of the roots (not that they should be dug up to investigate!)
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Ian Capper and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TQ1853, 33 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 29 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 23 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Near (from Tags)
Headley 
Place (from Tags)
Cockshoot Wood 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 188 536 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.2039N 0:17.8845W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 188 537
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Birds Nest Orchid  Neottia Nidus-Avis  Saprophyte 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image Type (about): geograph 
This page has been viewed about 12 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register