On the 26th June I decided to walk to Hambledon Hill in the morning I wanted to see if there were any Bee Orchids flowering yet, I’d been looking for sometime and was beginning to think I wasn’t going to see them this year after the dry hot spring. The Orchids haven’t shown so well on the hill this year. I searched where I saw them last year and I found one, I couldn’t find any more but they are so small and easy to miss.

Bee Orchid
Bee Orchid
Bee Orchid in habitat
Bee Orchid in habitat

The Pyramidal Orchids have come on since I was up there last and there a quite a few dotted around the slopes.

Pyramidal Orchid
Pyramidal Orchid

While I was down on the ground taking picture I noticed a Meadow Grasshopper on my lens!

Meadow Grasshopper
Meadow Grasshopper

The Marbled White Butterflies are also about on the hill, again not too many but perhaps more will appear as the season goes on.

Marble White Butterfly
Marbled White Butterfly

 

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