Flowers at Pugneys

It was a fine morning for our walk along the lakeside at Pugneys with plenty of meadow buttercups, ox-eye daisies and bird’s-foot trefoil.  As we turned left we saw patches of cut leaved cranesbill, smooth hawks beard, dog-rose, common and tufted vetch, Jack-go-to-bed-a-noon.  Abundant blue damsel flies tinted the grasses blue as they swayed in the breeze – another left hand turn took us onto a damp track alongside the second lake where we admired yellow iris, bistort and burr reed. Turning into the field stepping through the mud a large patch of creeping cinquefoil welcomed us and we began to see a number of orchids dotted about in the grass – common spotted orchid and northern marsh orchid making our damp trek worthwhile. Roger photographed this orchid which is probably a hybrid common spotted  x northern marsh orchid.

hybrid coomon spotted x northern marsh orchid

hybrid coomon spotted x northern marsh orchid

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