Spring - Orchids are back!

Green-winged Orchids - Woodside Lane
If one looks along the southern verge of Woodside Lane in Lymington the purple flowering spikes of Green-winged Orchids have appeared.
Green-winged Orchid - Woodside Lane

They are also in flower at Durlston Country Park along with Early Purple Orchids and a rather special species - Early Spider Orchid. The orchids and the masses of Cowslips in the fields west of the car park make it well worth the journey over there on a fine spring day. 

(See https://www.durlston.co.uk/durlston-today.aspx)

Early Spider Orchid - Durlston

All photographs © Richard Coomber