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The Orkney Book of Wildflowers

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The Orkney Book of Wildflowers Pocket Edition takes us on a unique and colourful journey through ten flower-rich habitats from sea level to the summit of Ward Hill on Hoy.

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The Orkney Book of Wildflowers Pocket Edition takes us on a unique and colourful journey through ten flower-rich habitats from sea level to the summit of Ward Hill on Hoy. En route we travel along the shore, before crossing saltmarshes and dunes to explore the burns, marshes and lochs. The journey continues along the sea cliffs, meanders inland to fields, woodlands and dales before climbing to look at the peat hill’s heaths and bogs and eventually Orkney’s high stony tops.

Each of the ten habitats is colour-coded so that wildflowers of a particular habitat can be found quickly.

Anne Bignall has created 50 plates depicting the ten different habitats and 221 species encountered on this journey – all of them sit within readily identifiable and sometimes iconic Orkney locations. Tim Dean provides commentary which includes when and where and how easy or hard the species may be found, local Orkney names, identification pointers and revealing insights into past uses of the county’s plants.

The book is a companion title to The Orkney Book of Birds Pocket Edition.

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