Work has started to help the Lesser Butterfly Orchid at Greena Moor as part of the Back from the Brink project, led by Plantlife.
I was able to be joined by Cornwall Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers as well as other Plantlife staff, to help clear an area of standing dead bracken and rank grass which had built up on a bank at Greena Moor nature reserve in Cornwall.
Lesser Butterfly Orchid has been recorded at this site previously and it is hoped that scrub clearance, burning and bracken management will encourage the orchid to return along with other uncommon species which occur on the site such as Wood Bitter Vetch. The majority of the reserve is owned by Plantlife and managed by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and has been identified as a key site for work for the Lesser Butterfly Orchid through the Back from the Brink Project.
Fingers crossed! Watch this space...
To find out more about the project and the species - take a look at the project's webpage.