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Orchids on the move!

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 Bee Orchid

A project to move orchids and other threatened species has been involving Phlorum staff in Lancashire. An ecological survey of a brownfield site in Knowsley revealed a selection of notable plant species including marsh and bee orchids, twayblade and marsh helleborine. These needed to be moved before they disappeared from a declining and neglected site.

Phlorum found a suitable new home for the valuable vegetation at nearby Knowsley Safari Park, where staff are keen to improve the ecological value of their site. The site will be monitored under a long term ecological management plan. With this in place, it is hoped that these important species will thrive and be enjoyed by the public at their new home.