A trip to the New Forest to try and photograph the rare Wild Gladiolus.
The start of my walk. New Forest ponies.
Cotton grass. A sign of damp ground.
A closer look. The yellow plant in the background is Bog Asphodel.
A tail end shot of a Stonechat with a large insect in its mouth.
The typical heathland environment.
A closer look at the Bog Asphodel.
A very short stop at Ringwood on the way home. This shot is in the new shopping precinct.
The old bank house and the church.
An interesting lamp.
The church of St Peter and St Paul.
A nice old Eldridge Pope pub. The White Hart. Sadly Eldridge Pope no longer brew beer. Follow this link for more information on Eldridge Pope.
A return visit for a very pleasant Sunday afternoon walk across the heathland.
Cotton grass bobbing around in the breeze.
The very rare Wild Gladiolus which is confined to the New Forest in the UK.
They are very good at hiding underneath the bracken.
I think this is a four spotted chaser dragonfly.
A young foal which was very inquisitive.
New forest heathland landscape.
Hidden well away from view, the Wild Gladiolus.
A close look at the very elegant flower heads.