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#1 stophix

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 12:29 PM

Hello, fellow Giggers!

 

I recently reconvened my "alternative service", which allows me to work for a conservation organisation. The labour is quite diversified. At some days, I fight against the spread of invasive neophytes, at others I mow fields, sometimes I do surveillance in nature reserves and finally, I help maintaining an information and surveillance booth in a special nature reserve, in which orchids grow naturally.

Since some of you guys are lovers of nature as well, I took some pictures of the nature I get to see at work. Please excuse the poor quality of the pictures. I know some of you guys are into photography - I'm sorry. :-)

 

Let's start with some general pictures of the area, in which orchids grow naturally.

 

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As you can see, a part of the area consists of a light pine forest.

 

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Our booth is located on top of a small hill, from which one has a quite nice overview.

 

Now onto the orchids. Bare in mind that some of these are quite inconspicuous and you maybe have to look twice in order to find them if you don't know what to look for.

 

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This one's called Platanthera bifolia or "lesser butterfly-orchid"

 

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Listera ovata or "common twayblade". Very unremarkable because of its colour.

 

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Orchis militaris, the "military orchid". Funny name.

 

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Cephalanthera longifolia, the "Narrow-leaved Helleborine". Very beautiful one.

 

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Ophrys insectifera, the "fly orchid". Interesting one. Its appearance imitates a fly in order to attract pollinators.

 

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Ophrys apifera, the "bee orchid". Similar to the "fly orchid" but with a bee-like appearance. Love this one.

 

That's all for now. Hope you enjoyed. :-)


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#2 Captain_Marko

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 01:37 PM

I did indeed, how pleasant to spend time in the countryside  8)


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#3 Blue_Dragon360

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 08:08 PM

Interesting! Although I'm not much of a nature junkie myself, I'll have to show this to my dad. He loves this sort of thing ;) Nice pics, and sounds like an interesting job!

Don't know if you've mentioned this before, but what area is this in?
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#4 stophix

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 12:21 AM

 

 

Don't know if you've mentioned this before, but what area is this in?

 

This area is located near two tiny Swiss villages called Bözen and Effingen.


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#5 stophix

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 12:22 AM

Here's a map that shows the three areas in which orchids grow and one of the near villages. The marker indicates the location of our booth.

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#6 Macflea

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 11:21 PM

Wow, what an awesome job you have!! That land is stunning and you get to work in that every day! Beautiful.
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#7 stophix

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 04:37 AM

Wow, what an awesome job you have!! That land is stunning and you get to work in that every day! Beautiful.

 

Unfortunately, I don't work there everyday. But the other places I work in are nice too! :-)


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#8 BobTWC

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 04:43 AM

"Cephalanthera longifolia, the "Narrow-leaved Helleborine". Very beautiful one."

 

Gotta admit, My brain wanted to read that as Herobrine.


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#9 stophix

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 07:14 AM

"Cephalanthera longifolia, the "Narrow-leaved Helleborine". Very beautiful one."

 

Gotta admit, My brain wanted to read that as Herobrine.

 

Pff, everybody knows that guy doesn't exist. Right...?


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