Pocket Guide to the Orchids of Britain and Ireland (Paperback)

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Description


The orchid family is one of the largest plant families in the world. It is at its most diverse in the tropics, where its exotic and colorful flowers are truly breathtaking. Britain and Ireland have just 56 species of wild orchids, some of which are rare or scarce, while others are surprisingly inconspicuous. Yet whether large or small, all orchids share flamboyant flower structures and incredible beauty.

This new Pocket Guide covers all 56 species of British and Irish orchids, with concise text, breathtaking color photographs, and accurate range maps based on compilations made by the Biological Record Centre. The book is derived from the highly acclaimed Orchids of Britain and Ireland: A Field and Site Guide, also by Simon Harrap.

About the Author


Simon Harrap is a professional writer, photographer and tour leader, based in Norfolk. He leads birdwatching tours throughout the world, and botanical and nature trips in Norfolk. His previous books include Orchids of Britain and Ireland, Flowers of the Norfolk Coast, Flowers of the Norfolk Broads (all of which are illustrated with his own photographs), as well as RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds and Where to Watch Birds in Britain.

Praise For…


"The 52 species are covered in good detail with plenty of information on identification, habitat and the current status of the plant. The photographs are superb and made me want to rush out straightaway and start hunting. I wish I had had this book to gloat over in early hunting days and would recommend it to all." - Wild Flower Magazine

"A useful introduction to the orchids of the region." - The Birdbooker Report



Product Details
ISBN: 9781472924858
ISBN-10: 1472924851
Publisher: Bloomsbury Natural History
Publication Date: June 28th, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English