For Wordless Wednesday I gave you a taste of the wild flowers we saw last weekend when we visited the Monti Sibillini National Park. The National Park was formed in 1993 and the area is host to wolves and other animals that are disappearing from the wild across Europe. The Park spans the two regions of Umbria and Marche.
I was hoping to identify many of the orchids for you but it has proved extremely difficult despite using 3 books and the resources of the internet to help me. So I think the best thing is to just let you see the slide show and later in summer when it is too hot to be outside I will devote some time to identifying them and perhaps write small posts about the most interesting features.
It was cold, unbelievably cold so many flowers that finished here months ago were still flowering; Muscari, Narcissus, Asphodel, were joined by Salvia, Pulmonaria, and hundreds of orchids including many different species – various bee orchids, Man orchids, naked man, Lady, Pyramid and numerous others, oh and Gentians, I’d never seen gentians growing in the wild before, they are amazing. If you do manage to ID any I would be very happy to hear from you.
Grab a coffee or better still a glass of Umbrian wine Click here to link to the slideshow there are about 150 images – enjoy!