Wednesday 6 April 2011

Orchid Walks

Not many people know this, but parts of France have a serious number of orchid species, and in another three weeks and they will be starting to flower. At Loire Valley Time Travel we are really fortunate to have the expertise of Susan to call on when it comes to the orchids of the Claise river valley. Susan trained as a field taxonomist and is extremely knowledgable about the flora and fauna of the area, specialising in orchids and insects.

The first orchids to appear are "early purple",
seen here with cowslips
During the orchid season Susan leads "follow my leader" walks of some of the local orchid hotspots. These are for groups of up to 6 people, and cost 50Euros per group. If you are going to be in the area and would like to see some of these little jewels, email us to arrange a walk.