Sunday, 25 May 2008

Faversham Area

By the afternoon the heavy rain had subsided and I went looking for monkey orchid near Faversham. On arriving at the site I was dismayed to see a small herd of goats foraging where the orchids occur. Even though the man orchids and monkey orchids had been protected by mesh covers some had open tops and had been eaten! The meadow area did look excellent and hopefully this management strategy will pay dividends as long as the orchids can withstand it. There were around 20 monkey orchids and 3 man orchids.

Caged Monkey Orchids

Monkey Orchid

There were also 5 common blue and 2 brown argus butterflies, along with 3 blackcaps.

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