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Wild Orchids in the Burren

Field / Identification Guide

By: Pat O'Reilly and Sue Parker

67 pages, 75 colour photos, colour map

First Nature

Paperback | Nov 2007 | #190970 | ISBN-13: 9780954955489
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NHBS Price: £9.99 $12/€11 approx

About this book

A beautifully illustrated guide to wild orchids and orchid sites in The Burren, Ireland's world-famous limestone pavement landscape, in beautiful County Clare. With 70 large colour photographs; close-up photos and flower size guides; orchid flowering season date strips and 'where to look' advice plus a 'Dulux' colour chart to make orchid identification as easy as possible.


- The Burren – Brilliant Botanical Gem
- What’s Special about Orchids in The Burren
- Finding Your Way About
- The Nature of Orchids
- Early-purple Orchid
- Green-winged Orchid
- Pyramidal Orchid
- Irish Orchid
- Common Spotted-orchid
- O'Kelly's Spotted-orchid
- Heath Spotted-orchid
- Early Marsh-orchid
- Leopard orchid
- Narrow-leaved Marsh-orchid
- Western Marsh-orchid
- Lakeside Accommodation
- Frog Orchid
- Lesser Butterfly-orchid
- Greater Butterfly-orchid
- Bee Orchid
- Fly Orchid
- Fragrant Orchid
- Common Twayblade
- Bird's-nest Orchid
- Dark-red Helleborine
- Broad-leaved Helleborine
- Marsh Helleborine
- Sword-leaved Helleborine
- Space Invaders
- Coastal Cliffs and Dune Systems
- Autumn Lady's-tresses
- Climate Change and The Burren
- Where to see Orchids in The Burren
- Who Cares for the Burren's Orchids
- Other Sources of Help and Guidance
- Colour Chart

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Writer and broadcaster Pat O'Reilly has wandered the Ireland's countryside in search of wildflowers, in particular wild orchids, for more than 50 years; he has written more than 20 books on wildlife and countryside topics. Sue Parker is a frequent contributor to countryside magazines, radio and TV programmes and has been photographing wild orchids for more than 30 years; this is Sue's eighth book.

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