I met an orchid enthusiast up at Pulpit Hill yesterday, over by a bank of Fragrant Orchids. We chatted for a while and he mentioned that he'd seen the Musk Orchids. I begged for a bit of info about where they were and he pointed me in vaguely the right direction and wished me luck as they're so tricky to find!
Up for the challenge, my Mum and I headed off to try and find them this morning. It took quite a lot of searching, then Mum spotted the first one. I have to say I was shocked by how small it was, but what a find!
|Our first Musk Orchid, just starting to flower|
|With an index finger behind it you can get |
an idea of how small it was
|Our second Musk Orchid|
|There are at least 7 Musk Orchids hiding in this photo - shows how hard they|
are to spot!
We'll keep an eye on them as many were still in bud. Just hope they don't get trodden on as they are so easy to miss!