Another dry, blowy day

The recent winds haven’t abated yet so everything is blowing about up on the reserve, but in general the orchids and invertebrates are doing as well as expected. I counted about 96 hybrids in flower but most of them are small this year and a few are hiding in the grass where they are difficult to see. No sign of any flowering Monkey orchids yet either – some have buds but they have hardly grown above ground level as they wait for rain.

Club-tailed dragonflies were common today – resting on the bushes and trees around the main orchid slope and views from the top of the hill were magnificent.

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