Monday, 31 May 2021

Knockin' on heaven's door

Quick trip to Knocking Hoe NNR near Hitchin, Herts, from a nearby inlaws gathering, to see if the Burnt-tip Orchids were in flower. They were - and looking gorgeous! The colony seemed to be doing well and a few outliers were safely caged to protect them from the local bunnies. Really good numbers of Pasque Flower seedheads seen and, to my delight, quite a few pristine flowers too. Also seen, Common Milkwort, Carline Thistle, Mouse-ear Hawkweed and plenty of other chalk grassland plants. Sadly, I only had 20 minutes before I had to dash. Well worth the flying visit to this heavenly spot!

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