the naturalist man's picture

Welcome to Yorkshire

Welcome to the Yorkshire regional forum - sounds like something the government would create!

This is the place for all things regional. post any iSpot observations of regional interest; wildlife news concerning Yorkshire; trends in regional wildlife; promotion of wildlife events in Yorkshire and anything else you think Yorkshire folk may be interested in.

Look forward to communicating.



JohnColdwell's picture


Well, always willing to chat about insects around Barnsley, or anywhere in Yorkshire come to that.

Mark Charlton's picture

Flower / taste ID

I live in Hebden Bridge and during the summer, I could smell the most beautiful smell from a tree in the park. I assumed it was jasmine flowers and I picked lots then made a cordial.

However, since then, I have been told it is too large to be jasmine and may be mock orange and that I shouldn't eat / drink it.

What do you guys know? It smells (as a cordial, too) delicious...almost like dried figs. Thanks!

Peachysteve's picture


Hi Mark,

I live in Sowerby Bridge, I'm not familiar with the tree but could take a look next year when it is in flower.
There are a number of Mock Oranges in this area.
Have you tried looking at some images of Mock Orange to see if it looks like a match?