Debbie Carter found marsh orchids last Sunday 7 June, on the Tuckingmill side of the Oddford Brook.
I found pyramidal, common spotted, butterfly and bee orchids on Middle Hill, near Bishopstrow - between Scratchbury and Battlesbury. It was particularly noticeable that many of them had scorched tips to the leaves - you can see this clearly on the bee orchid. Maybe the late, sharp frost that did for things in our gardens, too, was responsible.
And on Tuesday, I found pyramidal and scented orchids on the hillside opposite the entrance to Ferne House, on the road from the A30 to Berwick St John.
It's all happening!
The pages now display photos of live moths taken by Andrew Graham. This one, the Puss Moth, looks very soft and cuddly.