Daventry firm saves scores of rare flowers

Ian Dobson
Ian Dobson

A swathe of the rare bee orchids have been saved from the mower by a Daventry company.

Around 60 examples of the plant was discovered growing on the grass banks that surround Cummins’s industrial site off Royal Oak Way South. This time they were saved as they were spotted before contractors cut the grass, incidentally on the same day the firm held its environmental day.

One of the orchids that were saved

One of the orchids that were saved

They were spotted by Ian Dobson (pictured) – kaizen technician at the firm and also a voluntary warden at Woodford Halse nature reserve – who is pointing at the area left unmowed by the company to protect the orchids.