Today MrsG and I went to check on the orchids etc at the pit site. I'm pleased to report that most of the areas have had a tractor with grass cutter in and the grass is quite short. For some inexplicable reason it looks like the deed was done in the right way at the right time, amazing. It could be that this year could be a bumper year and if the same happens in the same way this autumn bumper years from now on.
Already orchids are quite easy to find, the following just examples.
Dactylorhiza fuchsii ( possible hybrids as Dactylorhisa are not that fussy who their partner is)