A BBC report on Herbarium specimens of orchids used in a climate change study.
Here’s one of our early spider orchids (Ophrys spegodes) at the Manchester Museum Herbarium. It’s from Gillingham, Kent, collected in 1892 by Dr G.A.O. St Brody. He writes a note on the paper: “I know of no other habitat – it is a rare orchid in Kent”
Delighted to see Herbarium specimens in the news: