Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Don't Pick the Wild Flowers

Every year an outstanding specimen fragrant orchid grows near the path just above the woods on Cotley Hill. For the last four years, no sooner has the orchid reached perfection than it has been picked.

True, there are thousands of orchids on the hillside, but that's where they belong.

To pick one (or more) is completely inconsiderate as it deprives others of an opportunity to enjoy the flower and prevents the plant from increasing numbers next year.

The area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, we are incredibly privileged as a village to have it 'on our doorstep' and to have access to it, please treat it with respect.

No comments: