Lady's Slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus)

Lady's Slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus)

Observation - Lady's Slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus). Description: Large numbers of Lady's Slipper Orchids have been planted back in the wild as part of a joint project between Natural England and the Wildlife Trusts of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. The re-introduction project is attempting to make the species as co

Large numbers of Lady's Slipper Orchids have been planted back in the wild as part of a joint project between Natural England and the Wildlife Trusts of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. The re-introduction project is attempting to make the species as common in the region as it was in pre-Victorian times. In the coming years it should be possible to see Lady's Slipper Orchids in flower in May at many sites. One site where it is not thought necessary to keep it secret is Gait Barrows NNR