Necessary works: how a county council justified the destruction of 17,000 rare orchids

A council claims the ‘devastating’ destruction of thousands orchids was the unfortunate consequence of a drainage works project, but the local wildlife NGO says the affair was bungled. Adam Branson reports.

by Adam Branson
The Roadside Nature Reserve before the drainage works (images copyright Dave Watson, Kent Wildlife Trust)
The Roadside Nature Reserve before the drainage works (images copyright Dave Watson, Kent Wildlife Trust)

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