Lizard Orchids

Have you seen the Lizard Orchids that grow at Betteshanger Country Park? Amazing plants up to 1m in height with a flower that looks like a Lizard with a long curling tail. Up to 600 of them would be dug up and ‘translocated’ under the plans for the Surf Lagoon. There is no evidence that this has ever been done successfully and plant translocations in the UK have a poor record. So we risk losing part of the second most important colony, in the country, of this rare and ‘protected’ plant. Nature is in deep deep trouble – how can this be justified?

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