Many thanks to Paul Deacon for the photo of a local orchid(and native bluebell).... still waiting for Eastfield to bloom....
In the tropics they have orchids
they are huge, exotic blooms
tangerine to puce
snow-white to maroon
Oh you also find them in Tesco
Here the orchid season has begun
elegant spikes in pastel shades
pale lilac to purple
Understated glamour and fascination
The ghost orchid so rarely seen
lady's slipper and the red helleborine;
precious guarded blooms
But the rest can be more easily seen
greater butterfly orchid one the most beautiful of our wild flowers
others mimic insects, deceptive and sly
bee orchids drawing bees in with the promise of love
and fly orchids with their deceiving velvety lip
The summer of orchids has begun
More news from Curry Rivel
We have just heard that we have been awarded a grant from South Somerset District Council and that, together with your donations means we have successfully reached the purchase price of the land.We are grateful to all those who donated-between us we have ensured that a slice of ancient woodland will be preserved and enhanced with newly planted trees,with all the benefits we know that...
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Andy Anderson who passed away at home recently after suffering with a serious illness for some time.Andy was a very popular figure in our community having been a councillor and latterly chair of the Parish Council for several years . As chair of the Parish Council he was key in supporting many improvements around the village. He...
Please note that the Emergency Phone number to the Curry Rivel Community Support Group will be unavailable for a few days. If you have any urgent requests please submit them to the Emergency E mail address which is firstname.lastname@example.orgWe expect the Emergency phone to resume normal service in a few...