Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Monkey business

After recent orchid safaris to the Himalayas and Rwanda it is now time to explore the orchid habitats of England. A really special spot is the Hartslock reserve in Oxfordshire and on Wednesday evening we headed there to find some really rare British native orchids. This site has our nearest population of Monkey Orchids, Lady […]



Today is the final day of the Sikkim 2013 expedition. It has been an wonderful trip and I would like to thank my team for making it such a success. Special thanks go to Ganden for the smooth management of a hectic schedule, the important new links made and for ensuring that we were so […]



One of the biggest worries as a trip leader is having students that don’t eat properly and so get ill, however, this trip is worry free with everyone eating really well. Breakfast is a six course gourmet delight and enjoyed and devoured by all! Especially Devin.