Richard recently posted about the orchid species he has located and was keen to show these to me today. I was more than happy to be taken on a tour of these finds. Spikes of Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera; 'apifera' means "bee-bearing" or "bee-bringing", and relates to its mimicry to induce pollination) and Common Spotted-orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsia) were standing proud on the control site of quarry waste, while Greater Butterfly Orchid (Platanthera chlorantha) were found in the shade of the ancient woodland.