Trust ‘devastated’ after council contractors destroy 17,000 roadside orchids

Contractors working for a council have swept away 17,000 orchids on a protected Roadside Nature Reserve in Kent as part of works intended to improve road safety, in what the local wildlife trust has described as a "devastating and upsetting" event.

by Jamie Carpenter
The Roadside Nature Reserve after the drainage works (images copyright Dave Watson, Kent Wildlife Trust)
The Roadside Nature Reserve after the drainage works (images copyright Dave Watson, Kent Wildlife Trust)

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