[OGD] Platanthera chlorantha

"warm spring created perfect conditions for the greater butterfly-orchid at 
a North Wales nature reserve.

An annual count of the wild flower, which is in decline nationally, at 
Plantlife?s Caeau Tan y Bwlch nature reserve at Clynnog near Caernarfon 
revealed numbers have more than doubled since last year to 3,495 plants ? 
the highest count for 25 years.
...
a combination of weather conditions and new management practices such as 
gorse clearing, bracken control and hay-cutting are thought to have 
contributed to its success this year.
The Caeau Tan y Bwlch reserve is jointly managed by Plantlife and the North 
Wales Wildlife Trust and is open to the public."

URL :

http://www.caernarfonherald.co.uk/caernarfon-county-news/local-caernarfon-news/2011/07/07/orchid-flourishing-at-nature-reserve-88817-29005583/

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Regards,

VB

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