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Wildlife Exchange Session - Discovering Orchids

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Mottershead Suite

Cedar House

Chester Zoo

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Discovering Orchids: From common to rare, easy to impossible…and a few Ghost stories too!

For our July Wildlife Exchange Session we will be joined by Sean Cole who will tell us how he got into orchids, and why they fascinate him. He’ll tell us about some of his orchid adventures, describe some local species and places to see them.

Sean Cole is co-author of a new field guide to British Orchids. He has been fascinated by orchids since 1999, when he first set out to see all the British species, and quickly became obsessed by them. His main interests are in identification, taxonomy and pollination. He has a particular fascination with Ghost orchid, the only species he is yet to see in the UK, and he wrote a paper for the New Journal of Botany in 2014 on the status of that species in Britain. Details of how to order his new book will be available at the talk, though it won’t have been published. Sean has promised to bring amazing orchid pin badges and baseball caps too.

This exchange session will be followed by field visit on Saturday 13th July, see here for details.

These evenings provide an opportunity for wildlife recorders, conservationists and anyone with an interest in local wildlife to get together in a relaxed environment and find out about our natural environment and how it is changing. The ‘exchange’ sessions also allow sharing of ideas, knowledge, experience and views on Cheshire’s natural history and how we can monitor and conserve it.

Tea/coffee and snacks will be provided.

Hosted by RECORD and Chester Zoo.

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