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Re: 2012 Site 3
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2012, 08:26:33 PM »
A range of insects pollinate it and those that have a long probosces are able to access the nectar, in the long narrow spur.
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Re: 2012 Site 3
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2012, 08:39:25 PM »
Thank you Neil ( again,  :) ). "Know the pollinator, know the flower". ;D ;D  These orchids provide great clues 8) 8)


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Re: 2012 Site 3
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2012, 09:13:03 PM »

are these various sites reclaimed mining areas? They certainly look good and seem ideal for orchids.
Tony i will answer this because i am not sure i have told Fred the story behind this site,it was never a mining site these fields was owned by a farmer i used to know,he donated the land to the wildlife trust,he never used chemicals on them and they were always used for hay for his cattle,the farmer is no longer a farmer he sold a massive chunk of land to a building developer and made a fortune.

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Re: 2012 Site 3
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2012, 10:52:04 AM »
David we lived in Nottingham during the period when many of the mines were closing and now when we visit so many of the sites have been reclaimed and seem ideal for orchids which is why I asked.

Yours is a good story and very welcome.
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