First summer visit to Wicken since about 1993! Yes that long. Much to see, and the Early Marsh Orchids are blooming marvelous! In 1993, there were about 20, but this year it is in the hundreds if not thousands! Well done NT.
I aslo noticed this specimen on my visit on the Summer trail (West of site). I believe it to be the Southern Marsh Orchid or an outside chance of it being the Marsh Fragrent Orchid. It was at least 9 inches of bloom, which is what caught my eye.

Sadly, no sightings of Hen Harriers, but I heard this week that they have but four breeding pairs in England right now! Wicken Fen is worth a visit, butt ake the insect repellant!

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