25 June, 2014 17:29

25th June
We had a day over in Silverdale at Gait Barrows reserve and the nearby Haweswater. Saw lots of orchids, including the very rare lady’s slipper orchid which has been successfully reintroduced. It was very late in the season but one plant still flowering. Also the dark red helleborine growing in crevices in the limestone pavement as are many other flowers. Although rather dull, there were lots of ringlet butterflies, a few large skippers and one or two graylings. It is a fascinating area. Fragrant orchids grow by Haweswater along with birds-eye primrose, now almost finished.
Jenny England

One reply on “25 June, 2014 17:29”

Hi Jenny, You must have had an excellect day, the photos are great, last I heard about the Slipper was when it was stolen, nice to see it back on the reserve.


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