WSBEorchids

I am traveling South America at the moment and, along with other places, Peru. While out here I couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit Peru floras lab and nursery. I really enjoyed seeing there methods and techniques. Thank you Manolo and his team for showing me around.

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Bristol Show 2016

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Well done to Tallis, Martha, Chloe and Jess for a brilliant display at the Bristol and West of England Show. The show is a great event with lots of lovely orchids on the Society displays.
The girls gave won several awards including Best Coelogyne, Best Bulbophyllun and our Oerstedella centrapetala won best Cattleya, best Species and Grand Champion plant.

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Oerstedella centrapetala a plant we have had at Writhlington since 1996.

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Rwandan wildlife: African pied wagtail

African pied wagtail, Motacilla aguimp (picture from Nik Borrow, The Internet Bird Collection) African pied wagtail, Motacilla aguimp (picture from Nik Borrow, The Internet Bird Collection) Pied wagtail, Motacilla alba (picture from Marco Valentini, The Internet Bird Collection) Pied wagtail, Motacilla alba (picture from Marco Valentini, The Internet Bird Collection)

African pied wagtails visited us often at KCCEM. Here we have pictures of an African pied wagtail and its relative here in the UK, the pied wagtail. Can you spot the differences?

 

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Beagle 3

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Today we have been aboard the Kaskalot the three masted barque soon to become Beagle 3 travelling around the world to re-enact Darwin’s journey on the Beagle.
Today students were filmed talking about their hopes for the expedition which will include science engagement at every port Darwin visited and interactive communication and world wide engagement through Google.
The orchid project us a key partner to the project and we expect students and ex-students to play a big part in the adventures of Beagle 3.

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