In 2016 the Society decided to celebrate the 70th Anniversary (in 2018/19) with the publication of a book on local orchids from Huntingdonshire and the Soke of Peterborough. The project was managed by a small team of members, Barry Dickerson, Lynne Farrell, Roger & Sarah Orbell and Peter Walker. After three years of research and field work the book was published in 2019.
HFFS Members and the public provided details of orchid sites, members of the project team visited known and possible orchid sites, collected grid references and took photographs for use in the book. Museums, herbariums, literature, record centres and natural history societies were all consulted to gain information; many land owners gave us access to their land to search for Orchids. All records were catalogued and the data used to create distribution maps.
The contents include historical data and details of some early botanists who recorded orchids. Descriptions of the geology, soil and habitats of the study area are included. Reports on several past and current monitoring projects are also presented. Basic botanical details of orchids are explained and each of the local Orchid species has a section that includes background information, local data including maps and a description with photographs. Orchid sites with Public access are also listed.
THE BOOKS ARE HARDBACK PRINTED IN COLOUR.
PRICE £20 + £3 POST AND PACKAGE
CHEQUES PAYABLE TO: The Huntingdonshire Fauna & Flora Society.
CONTACT: P. WALKER. 6 ANDREW Rd, EYNESBURY, ST NEOTS. PE19 2QE