Rather dry frog

Day #21 of #30dayswild - the Summer Solstice - was spent surveying Soham Meadow, a delightful fen-meadow owned and managed by The Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants with damp rush-dominated vegetation grading gently into species-rich calcareous grassland. 
Many of the most interesting species had to be searched for beneath the tall canopy of grasses and rushes - Adder's-tongue fern whose fertile fronds were bursting with spores; the strange greenish-yellow spikes of Common Twayblade and, rarest of all, the tiny Frog Orchid. Sadly the recent hot weather meant that many of the flowers were well past their prime, but it was still wonderful to see such diversity.

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