Research - Orchids

Orchid Surveys

 

Each year volunteers at Durlston count and monitor the orchid species found at Durlston. There are 9 species to be found during the year - Early Spider, Early Purple, Green Winged, Common Spotted, Southern Marsh, Bee, Pyramidal, Twayblade and Autumn Lady's Tresses.
 

Bee Orchid in the Meadow
Bee Orchid

Early Spider Orchid in Meadow
Early Spider Orchid
Pyramidal Orchid on the Downs
Pyramidal Orchid
Common Spotted Orchid
Common Spotted Orchid

Total Number of Orchids Counted: 1999 - 2017

Year  

Early Spider

Early Purple

Green Winged

Bee

Common Spotted

Southern Marsh

Pyramidal

Autumn Lady's Tresses

2017   992 2129 655 Not counted Not counted Not counted Not counted Not counted
2016   1142 1433 172 Not counted 414 Not counted Not counted Not counted
2015   318 1371 496 Not counted 309 106 Not counted Not counted
2014   893 374 771 148 199 Not counted 34 Not counted
2013   26 500 167 Not counted Not counted Not counted Not counted Not counted
2012   647 910 383 Not counted Not counted Not counted Not counted Not counted

2011

 

381

2357

978

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

2010

 

1470

2843

1401

29

3450

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

2009

 

1000

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

2008

 

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

2007

 

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

2006

 

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

2005

 

379

3843

725

10

223

Not counted

829

Not counted

2004

 

647

1738

658

32

78

Not counted

3267

Not counted

2003

 

929

1569

347

Not counted

46**

Not counted

Not counted

Not counted

2002

 

592

1425

733

502

607

10

Not counted

Not counted

2001

 

269*

343*

498*

575

393

68

12,644

513

2000

 

492

445

414

523

335

10

Not counted

Not counted

1999

 

81

304

104

143

63

20

Not counted

20

* Only half of area surveyed due to foot and mouth restrictions.
** Too late in season - impossible to count in long grass.

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