Sunday, 15 June 2014

Howell Hill - Small Blue and Orchids

Small Blue
 Pyramidal Orchid
Common Twayblade
Bee Orchid
Man Orchid
Common Spotted Orchid
Southern Marsh-orchid
Fragrant Orchid
Knapweed Broomrake (not an orchid but impressive and rare)
Spent the morning with Gillian and botany expert Peter Wakeham. Went to Howell Hill which is only 10 minutes from here. A little gem of a reserve- managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Seven species of orchid. 


StourbridgeRantBoy said...

Nice site, on what's left of the Surrey chalk - visited over 35 years ago carrying out some conservation work!

God i'm getting old.

Laurie -

Peter Alfrey said...

Fantastic site- and well hidden too.

Lee Dingain said...

Oh I see! We leave the county for five minutes and you're off to new sites without us!!! Huh! :-)

Peter Alfrey said...

Did you know it was there?