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Rare Orchids – Barnack Hills and Holes

 

Photographs of some of the 8 rare wild orchids, growing amongst the many other species of wildflowers, birds butterflies and other wildlife at Barnack Hills and Holes Nature Reserve. The Reserve also known locally as Barnack Hills and Hollows, consists of 54 acres of nationally important undulating calcareous or limestone grassland, located in the village of Barnack near the town of Stamford in Lincolnshire.

Early-Purple Orchid
(Orchis mascula)

Early-Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula) Barnack Hills and Holes, native flower

Early-Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula)

  • Height: up to 40cm.
  • Can be seen: April – June.
  • Photographed: Barnack Hills and Holes, 23rd April 2011.

Fragrant Orchid
(Gymnadenia conopsea)

Fragrant Orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea) at Barnack Hills And Holes

Fragrant Orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea)

  • Height:up to 40cm
  • Can be seen:June to July
  • PhotographedBarnack Hills and Holes, 13th June 2010.

Man Orchid
(Aceras anthropophorun)

Man Orchid (Aceras anthropophorun) Barnack Hills and Holes

Man Orchid (Aceras anthropophorun)

  • Height: up to 25cm
  • Can be seen: May to June
  • Photographed: Barnack Hills and Holes, 13th June 2010.
  • Where: South-South East England

Frog Orchid
(Coeloglossum viride)

Frog Orchid (Coeloglossum viride) Barnack

Frog Orchid (Coeloglossum viride)

  • Height : up to 20cm.
  • Can be seen : June – August.
  • Photographed : Barnack Hills and Holes, 30th June 2010.

Pyramidal Orchid
(Anacamptis pyramidalis)

Pyramidal Orchid meadow Wild Flowers

Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis)

  • Height: up to 30cm.
  • Can be seen: : June – August.
  • Photographed: Barnack Hills and Holes, 6th July 2010.

Bee Orchid
(Ophrys apifera)

Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera), Barnack Hills and Holes

Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera)

  • Height: up to 30cm.
  • Can be seen: June – July.
  • Photographed: Barnack Hills and Holes, 25th June 2012.
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