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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 10.3 February 1999

Early Spider Orchids at Samphire Hoe, Dover

By - Peter Gay, Eric Philp

The cliffs and hills around Dover have long been known for their large and often robust colonies of Early Spider Orchid Ophrys sphegodes, some stems producing up to ten flowers. In May 1998, even larger plants were discovered on Samphire Hoe, the nature reserve and picnic area below Shakespeare Cliff, which was created out of 5 million cubic metres of chalk marl, dug out from beneath the seabed to create the Channel Tunnel.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist