Yesterday I was back at Ainsdale Local nature Reserve.
The irruption of White Satin Moths that I witnessed last week was all over and all that remained were a few dead bodies and empty pupa cases.
However there was plenty to see as the Orchids were coming into bloom. All in delicate shades of purple and pink
Here are a few of my images.
As I approached Freshfield the habitat changed as I entered the pinewoods. The sand gave way to bracken and there were plenty of foxgloves.
Everything was beautiful but my find of the day was a couple of spikes of Bee Orchid, Ophrys apifera.
The flowers always make me smile. They are supposed to resemble a bee but I think it is a large, jolly bee lying back and having a laugh.
What do you think ?