I was at Killard Nature Reserve in County Down, Northern Ireland last week which I have visited for almost 30 years. It is a heavenly place of total silence except for Skylarks and Meadow Pipits singing and the screech of a Peregrine hunting but this year was extra special as I have never seen so many Pyramidal and Common Spotted orchids in bloom, literally thousands!
Finally logged on and saw this thread….I too saw an abundance of orchids on Bull Island when I visited around the same time as Aleks. It was my first time seeking out our native species, and I felt like a child on a treasure hunt. I saw lots of Pyramid Orchids, the Bee Orchids (which was the reason I went out there in the first place) and a few other species