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Sunday, 9 May 2010

The Richard Dawkins orchid

I'm not known for my religous leanings but heaven knows I have to admit were it not for churchyards and the efforts of some parishioners our wildlife would be in a worse state than it already is - if thats possible! Churchyards often provide that sanctuary in a desert of ryegrass and concrete whereby wildlife can flourish if nurtured and sung to every Sunday morning. If you want to see whats best in churchyard management an annual pilgrimage to St Micheals Church in the village of Glascoed is must for all you orchid twitchers out there in cyberland. Now is the best time to visit so saddle up your donkey are get out there for hundreds of cowslip and over 150 early purple orchid. God knows biodiversity needs it!

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