Searching for wild orchids

On Sunday afternoon we joined an organised walk to search for wild orchids in the Calanchi.

This is the area known as the Calanchi, you may have seen it before in the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci

The day was rather grey and dismal but we decided to go anyway and met at the museum in Lubriano.  I had no idea how many different species of orchids we would find.  We have found small orchids by the roadside in the past, but only one species.  Here we found 9 totally different species and not just in ones and two but in large groups or scattered across the fields.  We were lucky with the weather too, as it didn’t start raining until we were making our way back to the car.  To see all the different orchids please click here.

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