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Orchids at Ynyslas

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:22 pm
by HNG
Had a 4 day break at Borth last week. The orchids on the dunes at Ynyslas were looking great. Pictured here Early Marsh Orchid, Pyramidal Orchid and Bee Orchid – but here were others and lots more flower species as well.

Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:24 am
by jimmymac2
You are lucky to have dunes near you! Down here in Sussex all we get are Common Spotted Orchids, nothing else (in fact I know of only one Bee Orchid in the whole county)!

Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:21 am
by diggleken
You just never know! Look out for limestone chippings, cement/concrete and you may get lucky - you don't get more peaty and acidic than Saddleworth, but amongst the Southerm Marsh and Common spotted hybrids, these appeared and took me by surprise..........
Cheers
Ken

Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:37 pm
by HNG
Hi Ken
That was my reaction at Ynyslas, Bee orchids? Sand dunes? However then put it down to the ignorance of a learner. Obviously they are happy on other than limestone.
Nan

Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:15 pm
by diggleken
Don't forget sand dunes are very likely to be calcium rich , like limestone, from shells.............
Cheers
Ken

Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:34 pm
by HNG
Hi Ken
Never thought of that! Duhhhhhh.
Nan

Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:55 am
by CJohnsonOHBR
Please can I alert you all to the Orchid Observers project, which is looking at the effect of climate change on orchids and mapping the current distribution of UK orchids. It includes a very useful identification guide.

Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:51 am
by diggleken
Hi Chris, good to see you - thanks for that heads up. Cheers, Ken

Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:22 am
by Chris Johnson
diggleken wrote:Hi Chris, good to see you - thanks for that heads up. Cheers, Ken
Hi Ken

You may be confusing me with my wife Christine. We have similar names which we both abbreviate to Chris. :?

We have both registered separately.

Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:57 pm
by diggleken
Ah, no wonder..............your signature is Christine Johnson though..............no matter, good to have you (both) aboard.

Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:11 pm
by Lancashire Lad
diggleken wrote:Ah, no wonder..............your signature is Christine Johnson though..............no matter, good to have you (both) aboard.
Hi Ken,

Chris, i.e username "Chris Johnson", doesn't currently have his name (or anything else) as a signature.
Christine Johnson, i.e. username "CJohnsonOHBR" does. ;)

Regards,
Mike.

Re: Orchids at Ynyslas

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:22 pm
by diggleken
Hi Mike - I was right - The post I replied to was by Christine - and it was her I was meaning - confusion reigned then from a reply from Chris, not Christine - Chris must have thought I was posting to him, which I wasn't. :o
Cheers
Ken