Greater Butterfly Orchid - single spike

Plean Country Park is known as an important breeding site for the Greater Butterfly Orchid and population data has been collected within the park over many years as part of a plan to optimise land management to encourage their propagation.

An essential part of this plan is the annual orchid count carried out at the height of the flowering season, usually in July.

This year the count will be held on the 6th July, and lots of volunteers are required to ensure the count is properly representative.

All that is required is for you to slowly traverse the meadow as part of a team counting all the flower spikes you see.

No experience necessary, full guidance will be given.

Dress for the weather and wear stout foot ware and long trousers for walking in the long grass.

The event is being organised by the Friends of Plean Country  Park, and as usual refreshments and goodies will be available.

Please register to volunteer by contacting us using the Contact form.