Orchids in the Plym Valley

South Devon National Trust Volunteers were in the Plym Valley yesterday helping the Rangers with their annual orchid count and some Himalayan Balsam pulling.

The lower meadow at Plym Bridge is managed for its wild flowers and includes the Southern Marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza praetermissa).

Despite the heavy rain, that stayed all day, a determined group of volunteers and Rangers scoured the meadow and successfully found 99 orchids.

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