So, I hear you ask, what has ‘The Big Bang’ got to do with orchids? Well, not a great deal… the Big Bang Science fair in Manchester, though? That’s a whole other story!
As some of you may already know, as part of our Sikkim expedition in April this year, I carried out research on the orchid populations of the Sikkim Himalaya. My research shows that the populations are now growing at a higher altitude than they did in the 1890’s and the altitude rise is in line with that to be expected from global warming.
This project, as well as many others, will be on display at The Big Bang in Manchester Central from 11th – 13th March 2010. 80 days to go!