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Bee Orchid

By livinglevels  
I found this wonderful example of a Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera), yesterday morning on Collard Hill. This is the first one that I have seen this year and was not in the usual location. Still no signs of the Large Blues this year but plenty of Common Blues and Small Heaths.

Tags: Plant Flower Orchid Somerset Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Bee orchid Ophrys apifera Polden hills Wildlife and nature Collard Hill

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3 Jun 2012 9:10AM
Lovely image.

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Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
3 Jun 2012 9:22AM
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
3 Jun 2012 10:07AM
Rare little find.....Just been looking back through my archives and I reckon another week or so before Collard Hill should turn on mate.....Keep an eye out for me down there.....LOL

vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 10:17AM
So pretty and such a well named plant.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 11:22AM
Great shot, Paul.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
3 Jun 2012 1:44PM
An exquisite close up of this beautiful and rare flower

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