Yesterday we had an absolutely fantastic outing to Gydo Pass to search for Orchids. Lester, who has been there previously, was our guide and he did an excellent job, showing us no less than 18 species . None of us had ever seen such a profusion of Orchids and we were thrilled to not only see many that we already knew, but a whole swathe of species that were new to us! Burnt and disturbed areas really do provide a wealth of these interesting plants and it always amazes me that they colonise habitats that appear to us to be so unfavourable.
Apart from Orchids, there were many other beautiful species and I have attempted to show some of our more interesting finds below.
Satyrium erectum/humile hybrid
S erectum/humile hybrid