Also just starting to come through are the pyramidal orchids
, which have appeared in proliferation on Teesside's sandy soils in recent years.
Date: Saturday 15 June Time: 2pm-4pm Venue: Portstewart Strand Contact: 028 7083 6396 Portstewart Strand's sand dune system is host to a range of orchids including Bee and Pyramidal Orchids
, which can be seen growing in their natural habitat.
Continue through a tunnel into the quarry itself to find bee and pyramidal orchids
, bright yellow rockrose and many aromatic herbs.
It said in Warwickshire, one road verge has the county's largest population of pyramidal orchids
and rockrose, as well as the regionally scarce brown argus butterfly which feeds on the rockrose.
And orchids have had a fantastic year across the country, with bee orchids doing particularly well and more than 10,000 pyramidal orchids
flowering at Sharpenhoe Clappers in the North Chilterns.
GARY McLARDY found 15 blooming pyramidal orchids
near Albert Road, Formby, and a further 75-100 on the National Trust reserve, Freshfield.
The 400 bee and pyramidal orchids
were cut down from the roadside verge at Came Down, near Dorchester, despite a warning sign and the workman being given a map with the site marked on it.
Fragrant orchids also have upright spikes and can easily be picked out of the crowd, while the aptly named pyramidal orchids
, with their pink cone shape, are just emerging.
ORCHARD WALK Date: 16th June Time: 2pm-4pm Venue: Portstewart Strand Contact: 028 7083 6396 A 2 hour walk through the dunes with National Trust rangers and volunteers to learn more about orchids - especially Bee and Pyramidal Orchids
and other plant life.
Besides marsh and bee orchids, common spotted and pyramidal orchids
can be expected in June.