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Author Topic: Beeston Common, Sheringham, Norfolk  (Read 1985 times)

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Beeston Common, Sheringham, Norfolk
« on: June 23, 2019, 05:23:36 PM »
Have had a couple of visits this week to this SSSI which is a good place to find orchids - lots of common spotted with a few southern marsh, we found one plant of the lesser butterfly orchid in flower and the marsh helleborine are just starting. Also other interesting plants such as dodder, sundew and butterworts.

http://www.beestoncommon.org.uk/

Dactylorhiza fuchsii Common Spotted-orchid


Marsh Helleborine (Epipactis palustris)


Dodder
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Great sundew (Drosera anglica)

« Last Edit: June 23, 2019, 07:14:20 PM by Maggi Young »
Gail Harland
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Re: Beeston Common, Sheringham, Norfolk
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 04:16:42 PM »
Lovely pictures Gail.  I love the Dodder.  I am beginning to dodder a bit myself.
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Re: Beeston Common, Sheringham, Norfolk
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 05:30:39 PM »
Its a lovely word isn't it. Also known as witch's hair - presumably a very red headed witch.

And thank you Maggi for quietly sorting my photo issue; a very good witch working your magic as usual...
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Re: Beeston Common, Sheringham, Norfolk
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 09:02:42 PM »
Alas, the hair of this red-head is nowadays more the colour  of an ageing  chestnut! I'm doddering  pretty  well, too!   
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Re: Beeston Common, Sheringham, Norfolk
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2019, 08:28:45 AM »
Shall we start a dodderers club?
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Re: Beeston Common, Sheringham, Norfolk
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2019, 11:42:20 AM »
Why  not -  could  be  popular  with the  number  of  us  about!!   :-*
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Re: Beeston Common, Sheringham, Norfolk
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2019, 05:14:52 PM »
Count me in.
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Re: Beeston Common, Sheringham, Norfolk
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019, 09:50:42 PM »
Went back to Beeston Common today. Common spotteds are still looking good and the marsh helleborines are at their best. Only one lesser butterfly orchid but the fragrant orchids are opening up and living up to their name (although you get wet knees when sniffing them).




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