Today I ran back to Beacon Hill Reserve in order to try and take better photos of the orchids for identification purposes.
It was a hot, tight chested sort of run of 7.6km there and back, with my nose absolutely streaming all the way - I think hot weather hayfever is something I'm going to have to put up with now.
It is pretty clear that the orchids are indeed of the southern marsh variety - they have unspotted leaves. Sadly they are now past their best.
I found a lovely fresh ringlet butterfly for you today. It's markings are the clearest I have ever seen.
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