A unique overview of this interesting and popular element of Suffolk's wildlife, written by the director of the Suffolk Biological Records Centre. It is both a historic account, bringing home the vast extent of habitat loss that has occurred since the last century, and a presentation of the survey work done by amateur records throughout the county.
Martin Sanford was born in Ipswich in 1960 and has lived in Suffolk for most of his life. He was educated at Ipswich School and studied Botany and Ecology, his lifelong interests, at King’s College, London. He is well known to many Suffolk naturalists as a botanist and conservationist and through his work as Biological Records Officer at the Suffolk Biological Records Centre. Having run the Records Centre for over six years, Martin is well placed to co-ordinate the survey work of amateur recorders throughout the County. He is also ideally placed to compare new information with the wealth of historical records and specimens at the Museum and in local herbaria. This has enabled him to present in The Orchids of Suffolk a unique overview of this interesting and popular element of Suffolk’s wildlife.