Whenever I see a Bee Orchid I think "I don't need another photograph of one of these" but I take one anyway because they are superb. Spider Orchids, both Early and Late, are strikingly similar but neither approaches the explosive zest for life that these little gems seem to show.
This week I've found them in a variety of habitats - in dry shadows beside the Channel Tunnel yards......
....and beside a lily pond......alongside the 14th fairway.
Also on the golf course was the greatest profusion of Goatsbeard clocks I've ever seen.
Returning to the Channel Tunnel, there is a line of this plant along the middle of the dry track (path, not railway). My original guess attracted some helpful corrections, and I now know what Common Cudweed looks like.
The Tawny Owl family is still around the garden, their strange noises accompanying the slurping of my cocoa.