Marsh Fragrant Orchids
Early Marsh Orchid ssp ochroleuca
hybrid Common Spotted x Southern Marsh Orchid
Common Spotted Orchid
I then moved to another fen about 3 miles away which has a very impressive array of dacts. Spectacular they are but the hybrid situation there is a mess with it now being a large hybrid swarm! Nevertheless it was an enjoyable exploration of a few new areas I'd not walked around before. My first Southern Hawker, Emperor Dragonfly and Ruddy Darters of the year plus Purple Loosestrife (a new plant for me) and the very welcome news that a single Early Marsh Orchid ssp ochroleuca flowered there this year meaning we have a new (albeit historical) site for this ultra rare plant.
Emperor Dragonfly (female ovipositing)