To get to the bank, you first have to walk through a wonderful meadow bursting with buttercups and ox-eye daisies. You can't help but smile when you're there!
Then you follow a path through some trees and it opens out into a sunny chalk grassland bank, with amazing views of the Chilterns. I love walking through the entranceway, as you never quite know what you're going to find.
There were hundreds of Common Spotted Orchids growing all over the bank, but they were all quite small.
|Orchids with a view!|
|I made a new friend|
|A Bee Orchid showing off its hairy knees|
|Still can't believe I actually saw it!|
|Hoary Plantain (I think)|
|Horseshoe Vetch - Foodplant for the Adonis Blue and Chalkhill Blue caterpillars|
|White Helleborines - hiding in the shade|
I also spotted this fly. Not sure what it is, but it was quite large and impressive!
Another brilliant morning at Yoesden Bank - I just love that place!