The security guard at the site even knew my name as I pulled up at the barrier which was testiment to how well my contact had organised things. Within minutes I'd met him despite me being early and a very short walk later 'Wasp' Orchid was on my list! One of the things I wanted to see this year was some Bee Orchid variants and I thought I'd have to travel much further to see any. This particular variant is very rare indeed in East Anglia where we traditionally only get the 'chlorantha' variant. Also at the site were plenty of standard Bee Orchids and a few Pyramidal Orchids. After bidding my kind host goodbye I hit the road in a homeward direction with plenty of time left to explore my other desination of the evening.
Bee Orchid var. trollii (Wasp Orchid)
Chalk Fragrant Orchid
On the way home 2 Red Deer stags with full antlers were right by the A11 on the verge just north of Barton Mills.
Earlier in the day while working at a farmhouse in Pulham St Mary I was entertained by 4 Painted Ladies, Red Admirals and a brief Hummingbird Hawkmoth.