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Old Friday 11th May 2018, 11:31   #1
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2018 Orchid Thread

Hi folks,
I've been waiting patiently to see if anyone else would start this for 2018 and now that the season is very much underway, I could wait no longer!
If there's a reason people don't want this, then happy to delete of course.
Would just be great to be able to update each other of developments in one place as per previous seasons.
I await your posts and am planning my first trips out to the usual haunts soon!
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Old Friday 11th May 2018, 14:48   #2
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Hi folks,
I've been waiting patiently to see if anyone else would start this for 2018 and now that the season is very much underway, I could wait no longer!
If there's a reason people don't want this, then happy to delete of course.
Would just be great to be able to update each other of developments in one place as per previous seasons.
I await your posts and am planning my first trips out to the usual haunts soon!
Rafe
I suspect most people now use the Native Orchids of Britain and Ireland group on Facebook - plenty of activity on there. There are also separate active groups for Kent and for Sussex

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Old Friday 11th May 2018, 18:52   #3
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What No Facebook !!

I too was waiting for the thread to open.....I have not been Orchid hunting for a couple of years but this year I was hoping to see as many species as i can .


Unfortunately i do not use FB so i was hoping this thread would be useful for flowering times and also reserve information ( obliviously no detailed directions unless by PM )


I recently visited Hartslock NR for the beautiful Monkey x Lady hybrid also seen on site Common Twayblade, at least 6 pure Monkey , Numerous White hellobrines in the copse ( stalks not even buds yet ) , Only 1 pure Lady though .

At least 8 butterfly species also on site .


Closer to North Wales i have only seen EPO and GWO at the SSSI Bryn Pydew
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Old Friday 11th May 2018, 21:07   #4
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Unfortunately i do not use FB
I don't use Facebook for anything else, I set up an account, under a pseudonym, purely to participate in the closed orchid groups. There really is a lot of good stuff on there, with lots of people actively participating.

Plenty of orchid information also on Twitter which you can read without having an account.

The thread on here has been declining over the last few years with hardly anyone posting last year.

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Old Saturday 12th May 2018, 21:40   #5
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Had no idea about the Facebook group but have requested membership but the admins won't obviously see my Orchid interest on my profile, so if there are any viewing this, please let me in! :-)
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Had no idea about the Facebook group but have requested membership but the admins won't obviously see my Orchid interest on my profile, so if there are any viewing this, please let me in! :-)
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I've sent the group administrator a message asking to let you into the group.

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Old Sunday 13th May 2018, 18:24   #7
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Hi now that the Orchid season has finally started, is there any chance someone can dm me a site for Man Orchid not to far from Bristol. I’m not going to be able to make it to Kent this year and promised my two Daughters I would show them some.
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Old Monday 14th May 2018, 08:29   #8
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Hi now that the Orchid season has finally started, is there any chance someone can dm me a site for Man Orchid not to far from Bristol. Im not going to be able to make it to Kent this year and promised my two Daughters I would show them some.
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Being a predominantly eastern species I suspect there are no reliable Man orchid sites close to Bristol. Your best bet is that well known one in Worcs, Ufton Fields I think it's called.

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I've sent the group administrator a message asking to let you into the group.

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Thanks Rich,

I made the cut!

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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 17:51   #10
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I too was waiting for the thread to open.....I have not been Orchid hunting for a couple of years but this year I was hoping to see as many species as i can .


Unfortunately i do not use FB so i was hoping this thread would be useful for flowering times and also reserve information ( obliviously no detailed directions unless by PM )


I recently visited Hartslock NR for the beautiful Monkey x Lady hybrid also seen on site Common Twayblade, at least 6 pure Monkey , Numerous White hellobrines in the copse ( stalks not even buds yet ) , Only 1 pure Lady though .

At least 8 butterfly species also on site .


Closer to North Wales i have only seen EPO and GWO at the SSSI Bryn Pydew
Good to see you posting again, Dylan. We too are very pleased to see this forum still alive. We do not use FB and do not purpose to do so. I had feared that this forum would die, so it is really good to see it alive and kicking - at least for us non-FB Luddites.

My own health precludes much fieldwork at the moment, but it is so good to see what others are finding.

Out of interest can anyone tell us the state of play of the Military Orchids at Homefield?


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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 19:12   #11
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Being a predominantly eastern species I suspect there are no reliable Man orchid sites close to Bristol. Your best bet is that well known one in Worcs, Ufton Fields I think it's called.

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Ufton Fields is in Warwickshire and access and parking are free: http://countryparks.warwickshire.gov...ature-reserve/
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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 08:27   #12
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Out of interest can anyone tell us the state of play of the Military Orchids at Homefield?


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At least some are out by the looks of it:
https://twitter.com/ChilternNature/s...96367110557696

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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 15:38   #13
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At least some are out by the looks of it:
https://twitter.com/ChilternNature/s...96367110557696

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Hi

Was there at the weekend and there were a good number of Military and some Fly Orchids out in the second clearing. They were really only just starting in the field area at the front of the reserve. However it was great to see so many there even if they were in bud.
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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 18:33   #14
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Decent numbers of Burnt Tip Orchid out today (200 plus) at Mount Caburn (East Sussex). The Orchids are actually to the North West of the summit, in the valley shown as Caburn Bottom on some maps, on the south facing side.
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Good numbers of Lady and Fly Orchids at Yocklets Bank. Even greater numbers of Lady Orchids at Bonsai Bank.
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Old Friday 18th May 2018, 15:47   #16
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found a couple of Bird's Nest Orchids in a private site in Dorset yesterday (17/05/18) first time I've ever come across them, not overly excited by them either!
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