I visited a wood a couple miles north of Wexford Town yesterday. It was one of the hardest walks I have done for some time. The inner part of the wood had been planted with conifer. Luckily a wide strip around the edge had been left of broad-leaved trees, mainly oak. One of the good fines was a dead spike of Bird's-nest Orchid. This is only the third site for the county. There was also Goldilocks Buttercup in the wood, another rare species in the county. The Common Dog-violets were looking lovely on a bank outside the wood.