July 9th 2015

Wanted!! Orchid observers

The Natural History Museum (in partnership with Oxford Uni) has launched a new citizen science project - ‘Orchid Observers’. They’re looking for people to help gather data on 29 species of orchids across the UK (by taking photos of any orchids you see, with date & location & then uploading them via the project’s website). There are orchid identification tools on line (but ID is optional).   Recent research has indicated that climate change is affecting the flowering time of the early spider orchid. NHM are trying to find out if this is true for other wild orchids and whether all species are responding in the same way.   For more info, including a nice id guide to orchids see:
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Added 09/07/2015 08:23