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024 – Bee Orchid

By 5th February 2017Mailart

Survey post on small white envelope, with colours by Elena in coloured pencil and lines by Andy in fineliner.

The Bee Orchid, once known as the Humble Bee Orchid is known as one of natures great mimics, with petals resembling bees, which emit a female bee scent to attract visiting male bees to pollinate them.

In Britain however, they don’t really need to do this as they self-pollinate. Keep an eye out for them in June or July.

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