Early Purples at Roxton

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Early Purple Orchid, Roxton Woods
Although it had been a super morning it turned into a rather gloomy afternoon today. Nonetheless I decided to pay a visit to Roxton Woods near Keelby in Lincolnshire to check on the colony of Early Purple Orchids there. I had first discovered these floweres many years ago in the 1970s when I used to walk there on birdwatching trips when I lived in Immingham. I revisited the site about 3 years ago and was surprised and delighted to find then still there. Today I was a little late and many were past their best but it was wonderful to find them still there.