Early Purple Orchid, Kinbane Head
Just a quick update to advise that the Orchid season has started in North Antrim with the first Early Purple Orchid flowers (or spikes) coming into bloom. They can be seen along the path down to Kinbane castle and along roadsides in the Ballintoy area. The leaves of Common Spotted Orchids can also be seen, with the spikes beginning to rise skyward.
Not quite a purple haze yet, but it’s still early.