26 Orchid species in one day.
|Trabut's Limodore (Limodorum trabutianum).|
At the main site we soon found four plants of Orchis cazorlensis and large numbers of Man (Aceras anthropophorum) and Woodcock Orchids. Just around the corner from there we found three more Cazorlensis plants and a couple of the hybrids between it and Orchis langei named Orchis x incantata. Whilst in this area we picked up a single female Peregrine Falcon (Halcón Peregrino / Falco peregrinus) flying over and several singing Firecrest (Reyezuelo Listado / Regulus ignicapillus) and Bonelli’s Warblers (Mosquitero Papialbo / Phylloscopus bonelli).
We then moved on to a site near Casares, picking up an Egyptian Mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) on the way. At the first of the Casares sites, which was in an anchent Cork Oak (Quercus suber) woodland we soon started to find new species for the day including Bee (Ophrys apifera), Tongue (Serapias lingua) and Small-tongue Orchids (Serapias parviflora). both Epipactis Tremolsii and lucitanica, plus the hybrid between them were seen in the darker parts of the wood. Limodorum trabutanum and abortivum were both at the site as well.
|Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera).|