Another Annual Increase in Quantity and Range of Southern Marsh Orchids at Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve

For the past three years I have used cattle grazing to promote the growth and spread of southern marsh orchids on Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve. In these recent times of significant nature decline, I have seen our marsh orchid crop increase at a surprising rate for three years in a row. Whether the increase is due to my grazing strategy or climatic conditions, I am not able to say.

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Southern marsh orchids (photographed by Andy Harris)

 

4 Comments on “Another Annual Increase in Quantity and Range of Southern Marsh Orchids at Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve

  1. Whatever the reason, they sure look pretty among the long grass (with the other wildflowers).

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