Bee Orchids at St Mary Coslany

Wildlife surveyor, Roger Jones, recently identified an area of bee orchids in the churchyard but was dismayed to find that they are regularly mown down by the Council’s contractors.
The regular cutting has at least produced strong plants and there is a good colony of about 40 individual Bee Orchids. We look forward to see a good display of flowers in early June.
This year we hope the Bee Orchids will survive and to this end have delineated the area with string and signs. Here are some pictures of them in flower. Most, of course, are pink but we did also get an unusual white variation.