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FredG

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These are a couple of photos of Dactylorhiza I took on a local site yesterday (18th June 2013).

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If you would like to see the other 79 orchid photos I took rthen they're available here:- http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10620.0 It's a bit of a Dactylorfest :D

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A site visit on 2nd July.

This one was not local, It just happened to be close to where I was staying that day.

http://www.srgc.net/...p?topic=10686.0

A local site visit on July 16th

http://www.srgc.net/...p?topic=10738.0

Another local site, mixed orchids July 19th

http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?board=27.0

Edited by FredG

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a grassy bank just up the road from me was covered with them but the council have cut the grass now big shame

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a grassy bank just up the road from me was covered with them but the council have cut the grass now big shame

What the hell can we do to stop the council doing this to orchid populations? They are protected after all.

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People complain if the verges aren't cut. The council s can't win :D

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And besides all people do with verges are drive past them. It's not like they're going to sit down and have a fecking picnic on the side of the road or middle of a roundabout.

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There's loads of them around here at the moment.

Spotted this on in a cut-though the other day. It's different to the ones I usually see up here:

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If i see any of these on verges near me i'm gonna take 'em rather than let them fall victim to some council workers strimmer.

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Not sure of the legalities of that.

something of a catch-22 about that really, if you dig them up and rescue them you're removing an endangered species, and if you stand by and let the council strim them, wouldn't that make you an accessory to their destruction of the same?

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I second Richard, the council aren't above the law, they're bound by it too, and if they have an endagered species growing on their grass verge surely they should be charged with it's protection?

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I think you'll find that the species of orchid you are refering to are not endangered.

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Some councils are quite good about trying to time cutting for flower rich verges, if you contact them. Remember that if the verges were not cut the orchids would disappear from being overgrown. Cutting probably removes the flowers but keeps the plant...

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A new site visit added to the second post 16th July

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Another site added to the second post July 19th

Edited by FredG

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