Sixteen wildlife enthusiasts, including a group of visitors from the Cabot Group of the Wildlife Trust in Bristol, explored Wapley’s meadows and woodlands last weekend. We found three of Wapley’s five species of orchids and many other meadow flowers. Then we went into the woodland and talked about the challenge of ash dieback disease and how the Wapley Bushes Conservation Group is planning to cope with it. Finally we visited the Orchard for the Future, where local varieties of fruit trees (ones you can’t buy in the shops) have been planted on one side of Wapley Common.
|It’s not surprising they call it a bee orchid!