Orchids at Ynyslas

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Orchids at Ynyslas

Post by HNG » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:22 pm

Had a 4 day break at Borth last week. The orchids on the dunes at Ynyslas were looking great. Pictured here Early Marsh Orchid, Pyramidal Orchid and Bee Orchid – but here were others and lots more flower species as well.
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Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Post by jimmymac2 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:24 am

You are lucky to have dunes near you! Down here in Sussex all we get are Common Spotted Orchids, nothing else (in fact I know of only one Bee Orchid in the whole county)!
Always keep your eyes open... :shock:

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Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Post by diggleken » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:21 am

You just never know! Look out for limestone chippings, cement/concrete and you may get lucky - you don't get more peaty and acidic than Saddleworth, but amongst the Southerm Marsh and Common spotted hybrids, these appeared and took me by surprise..........
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Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Post by HNG » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:37 pm

Hi Ken
That was my reaction at Ynyslas, Bee orchids? Sand dunes? However then put it down to the ignorance of a learner. Obviously they are happy on other than limestone.
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Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Post by diggleken » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:15 pm

Don't forget sand dunes are very likely to be calcium rich , like limestone, from shells.............
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Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Post by HNG » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:34 pm

Hi Ken
Never thought of that! Duhhhhhh.
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Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Post by CJohnsonOHBR » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:55 am

Please can I alert you all to the Orchid Observers project, which is looking at the effect of climate change on orchids and mapping the current distribution of UK orchids. It includes a very useful identification guide.

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Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Post by diggleken » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:51 am

Hi Chris, good to see you - thanks for that heads up. Cheers, Ken

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Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Post by Chris Johnson » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:22 am

diggleken wrote:Hi Chris, good to see you - thanks for that heads up. Cheers, Ken
Hi Ken

You may be confusing me with my wife Christine. We have similar names which we both abbreviate to Chris. :?

We have both registered separately.

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Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Post by diggleken » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:57 pm

Ah, no wonder..............your signature is Christine Johnson though..............no matter, good to have you (both) aboard.

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