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Monday, 5 May 2008

Early Purple Orchids on William's walk Sat. 3rd May 2008

William's 6 miles walk, from the Mid Sussex ramblers' program,
started at Buxted Church, then into the valley of the river Uck.

The bluebells were glorious, yet for me the Early Purple Orchids,
Orchis mascula
were the stars!


William showed us a stunning group of early purple orchids
growing in the damp woodland.
Wonderful!

The route went through some ancient tracks
Left click the above picture (and any other) to expand.
William shows the group a King Alfred's Cake fungus.

These stunning bluebells are in a coppiced chestnut wood.
New-born calves are common at this time of year.
This cow seemed to be the proud mother of twins.

Thanks William for a beautiful walk. It was quite a contrast from the Lake District, (see below).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your coverage of the walk - excellent photos and a good record of the flora seen. Just one thing, the walk started at BUXTED church (not BUXTON) ! bit too far in one day......... Hon Treas.

Sussex Rambler said...

Thanks William. Now corrected
Peter

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