Stags Lodge - 12th June 2010

Walking the dogs at Stags Lodge, CVP this morning I came across this Common Spotted Orchid (thanks for the identification Mike) flowering in the bottom half of the fields. A brief look through the field brought a further 2 plants which I've never noticed here before (probably due to my poor observation skills).
Also feeding amongst the many wild flowers on the feilds are Red-tailed Bumblebees. They live in social colonies of up to 200. They forage from a wide range of plants including dandelion and bluebell though here they seem to enjoy the buttercups that are in abundance here.

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