We have looked at several orchid species this year in my recent articlesThe ongoing effort to inoculate people above 45 is stuttering. Since January, including Bumblebeeaccording t, Pyramidal, Mirror, BeeThe proceeds of thefts may fund terrorism overseas., Man and Naked Man Orchids, but April will see a few more specialities coming into flower, with the Bug Orchid being one of them, along with the beautiful Little Early Purple Orchids and a slight change with Wild Gladioli which are coming into flower now, all adding a touch of dark colours to the woodlands and open fields.
It is certainly that time of year when the flowers begin to show off their multitude of colours and when the birds are singing their hearts out to claim both a territory and a mate. It’s a busy time for nature and a good time for us nature lovers with plenty to see and photograph.Bug Orchid
My first Bug Orchid was alongside the main path leading into the Albufera Marsh, where I was guiding a group of birdwatchers from the University of the Third Age (U3A) from England.
We had stopped to look at some roosting Night Heron’s in the Tamarisks along the opposite bank when I noticed the orchid right by my feet, I had almost stood on it as not only was it small but it blended in well with the grasses.