Most of the more common species are coming into full flower, particularly the northern marsh orchid
Author Gareth Rowlands, a Marsh Orchid
on Newborough Warren and the book cover
Degraded areas of peat have been restored and are now teeming with wildlife, including the narrowleaved marsh orchid
and the hornet robber-fly.
Plantlife warned that without action to protect wild plants, critically endangered flowers such corn buttercup, fringed gentian and the yellow early marsh orchid
could be next to disappear.
He personally counts the tiny flowers, mostly southern marsh orchid
and common spotted orchid, hidden in three acres of wild meadows and keeps a note of their progress.
Along the way you'll spot seabirds such as the arctic tern and wild flowers including the rock rose and northern marsh orchid
. The walk carries on to the sand dunes at Embleton Bay, and that's your cue to head back along the same route to Craster.
Banana Grove looked to face a stiff task in the older-horse maiden but defied his long odds under Paddy Mathers to score by three-quarters of a length from the well-supported 1-2 chance Marsh Orchid
Natives like buttercup, marsh orchid
, ragged robin, sea heath, trailing heather or yellow rattle
Many of our other orchids can be found on sandy soil, particularly the northern marsh orchid
with its upright spike of dense purple-red flowers.
Rhai o'r rhai y gwnaethon nhw eu darganfod oedd y tegeirian llydanwyrdd (Platanthera chlorantha; Greater butterfly-orchid), tegeirian y gors gogleddol (Dactylorhiza purpurella; Northern marsh orchid
), y tegeirian brych (Dactylorhiza fucchsii; common spotted orchid) a'r cofnod cyntaf ym Mon o degeirian y gors deheuol (Dactylorhiza praetermissa; southern marsh orchid
"These reserves are home to not only a huge variety of birds but also rare butterflies such as the purple hairstreak at Lavernock Point in [the Vale of] Glamorgan and scarce plants like the southern marsh orchid
on the Solutia Meadows in Gwent.
Of special interest here are the whorled caraway, Welsh broad-leaved marsh orchid
and the small-flowered evening-primrose.