Orchids Galore at BBOWT’s Aston Clinton Ragpits Reserve

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    Start date11 June
    End date11 June
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    Start Time19:00
    End Time21:00
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    LocationUpper Icknield Way Aston Clinton HP22 5NF
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An evening guided walk exploring the fascinating world of orchids with Phil Townsend, BBOWT warden at Aston Clinton Ragpits.

This small nature reserve on the Chiltern escarpment is packed with wildlife and is a great example of species rich chalk grassland. It is most famous for its wild orchids of which there are several species and many thousands of individual plants making a spectacular display in midsummer.

There are many other chalk grassland plants as well as areas of Hazel coppice, scrub and Beech woodland, adding to the biodiversity of this site.

We will take a leisurely stroll around the reserve to enjoy the special wildlife at this site and to talk about how BBOWT manages the reserve to help conserve the flora and fauna

There is some car parking for space just inside the reserve, and in the adjacent lay-by; we suggest car-sharing where possible.

BuckinghamshireHP22 5NF

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There are some steep slopes so please wear suitable footwear and prepare for the weather (suncream and waterproof).

We will provide tea, coffee and biscuits, but feel free to bring a picnic if you want to stay longer and enjoy the sunset.

Additional information

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