A Storm of Swords

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Tuesday, 31 May 2016 08:53

Finally connected with a new species of orchid, here is Sword-leaved Helleborine. This Hampshire Wildlife Trust (Chappetts Copse) is right next to one of the farms I am surveying but I missed them five years ago. There are hundreds of them there, if not thousands. Lots of Sweet Woodruff too.

Prior to this I went and helped Susy Jones get to 1000 species. This is significant in its own right but particularly so that she is  now the 100th person to reach a 1000 species! Go and have a look at the top 100 listers and sign up if you haven't already! We even found a really scarce bug Dalman's Leatherbug Spathocera dalmanni which I've only seen once before.

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