Photo by Andy Swash
The location is a secret: somewhere in Herefordshire, and in an oak wood. So secret that it’s taken several months to even disclose the news of its finding to the public.
The last sighting of the Ghost Orchid (Epipogium aphyllum) was in Buckinghamshire back in 1986 and in 2005 it was declared extinct. But amateur botanist sleuth Mark Jannink never gave up. He runs a motorbike business for a living, but his passion is wild flowers, and last September his persistence paid off. Continue reading The ghost orchid still haunts British woods