Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 1, 2015

Citizen Science Documents Changes In UK Orchid Bloom

The BBC reported on a UK  citizen science project that studies when and where orchids bloom around the UK. It has already revealed 200 new flowering locations for particular species.

The project will eventually compare the data from this year’s field work with the historical orchid records from the Natural History Museum’s herbarium.

A preliminary look at the data has already suggested that two orchids which bloom early in the season, early-purple and green-wing, flowered on average at least 10 days earlier this year than in the museum’s records.

Read full story at  Orchid spotters map shifting blooms – BBC News.


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