gtbut_orc180515cI visited today the spot where last year I found a whole load of Greater Butterfly-orchid (Platanthera chlorantha) in the hope of them making an appearance this year too.

I was not to be disappointed, they were there, and in even better numbers than last year and a little earlier too.  I was expecting to see only the spikes or maybe some stems with buds, but not fully formed adult plants.

I want to return on a sunnier day to take some better photos of the group as the imaged you see here are a little dull.

So far, these are the only wild Orchids I have seen in France but I hope to visit a few likely spots this year to fine other species.

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Happy birding,
Simon

an english birder in france

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