Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Bee Orchids mown down
I'm afraid I was too late in warning AW about not cutting the grass on the land they own. It was soul destroying to see all of the grassland completely cut. Chris M had alerted me yesterday to contact the owners. All 140 Bee Orchids that I and Jane F found, including all 4 rare Chlorantha form of Bee Orchids (that Jane F found) have been cut. It is a real crying shame and I'm sure it's just general ignorance on the part of the company, I'm sure they didn't realise and I will be doing all I can to stop this happening in the future. A positive stance will be taken with the company to ensure a proper management plan for the benefit of all wildlife can be put in place in the near future.