Wild Orchids in The Burren

by Pat O'Reilly and Sue Parker

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Wild Orchids in The Burren, by Pat O'Reilly & Sue Parker"A beautifully illustrated clear, concise and reader-friendly guide to identifying the wild orchids and finding the best orchid sites in Ireland's internationally-famous limestone pavement wildflower paradise."

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A beautifully illustrated guide to wild orchids, ecology, habitats and blooming times plus a detailed map and information about the most prolific wild orchid locations in The Burren, Ireland's world-famous limestone pavement landscape, in County Clare.

This guide is illustrated with 70 large colour photographs of plants in their natural Burren habitsts; close-up photos of an individual flower of each orchid species, with flower size guides, orchid flowering season date strips at the foot of each species page, plus 'where to look' advice.

Inside the back cover there is a unique 'Dulux' colour chart to make orchid identification as easy as possible.

'A wonderful guide to the orchids of one of the world's most famous botanical landscapes.'

ISBN 0-9549554-8-X

Recommended Retail Price: £6-50 + P&P

Sample pages

Wild Orchids in The Burren, sample pages

Reviews

"The Burren is a wonderful place, and at last someone has produced a book that does justice to the amazing orchids that grow in this remarkable landscape. Clear map, super pictures, and clear, concise explanatory text. Just the job!"

(Review on Amazon)

Details

A beautifully illustrated guide to wild orchids and orchid sites in The Burren.

  • More than 70 large colour photographs

  • Close-up photos and size guides

  • Flowering season date strips

  • 'Where to look' advice

  • 'Dulux' colour chart index page

Title

Wild Orchids in The Burren

Author

Writer and broadcaster Pat O'Reilly has wandered the Irish countryside in search of wildflowers 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.

Publisher

First Nature, Bwlchgwyn, Rhydlewis, Ceredigion SA44 5RE

ISBN

0-9549554-8-X

Contents

The Burren – Brilliant Botanical Gem

 

Greater Butterfly-orchid

 

What’s Special about Orchids in The Burren?

 

Bee Orchid

 

Finding Your Way About

 

Fly Orchid

 

The Nature of Orchids

 

Fragrant Orchid

 

Early-purple Orchid

 

Common Twayblade

 

Green-winged Orchid

 

Bird’s-nest Orchid

 

Pyramidal Orchid

 

Dark-red Helleborine

 

Irish Orchid

 

Broad-leaved Helleborine

 

Common Spotted-orchid

 

Marsh Helleborine

 

O’Kelly’s Spotted-orchid

 

Sword-leaved Helleborine

 

Heath Spotted-orchid

 

Space Invaders

 

Early Marsh-orchid

 

Coastal Cliffs and Dune Systems

 

Leopard Orchid

 

Autumn Lady’s-tresses

 

Narrow-leaved Marsh-orchid

 

Climate Change and The Burren

 

Western Marsh-orchid

 

Where to see Orchids in The Burren

 

Lakeside Accommodation

 

Who Cares for the Burren’s Orchids?

 

Frog Orchid

 

Other Sources of Help and Guidance

 

Lesser Butterfly-orchid

 

Colour Chart

 

About the authors

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.