The first IOS meeting of the new season took place in the lecture theatre of the National Botanic Gardens. This was the first meeting which also took place online facilitated by our new conference equipment.
Wild Orchids in Ireland
Wondering what orchid is featured in the background?
This is a Hammarbya paludosa, commonly known as a bog orchid. It can be found in boglands near slow running streams. A small, inconspicuous orchid which can reach 15 cm in height but usually grows to between 4 and 8 cm. The flowers have a sweet, cucumber-like scent.