Orchids are being found at Meelup Regional Park – but no one is supposed to talk about it
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Meelup Regional park in WA’s south west suffered a horrendous bushfire earlier this yr and a few feared that the dear and uncommon wildflowers may by no means return.
However based on native resident and ‘caretaker’ of the park Bob Jarvis, the reserve is making a rare comeback that has even seen new orchids pop up.
Some locals worry that information of ‘new orchids’ ought to by no means be publicised for worry of orchid theft.
So is orchid theft an issue within the south west and why are folks so obsessive about these tiny attractive wildflowers ?
Have a hearken to Stan Shaw talking with Bob Jarvis in regards to the ‘unbelievable’ regrowth at Meelup Regional Park, together with orchids.
Stan additionally speaks with Botanist Dr Kingsley Dixon about folks’s orchards obsession.