The Orkney Book of Wildflowers is scheduled for publication at Christmas 2014. Tim Dean is writing the text, Anne Bignall is painting the habitats and flowers and the Orcadian is responsible for the publishing.
The book will be a sister volume to The Orkney Book of Birds and will follow the same unique and successful format. There will be 50 plates depicting ten Orkney habitats and nearly 220 of Orkney's wildflowers.
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
The first species plate in the 'Arable fields, waysides and disturbed ground series. The flowers depicted are top left going clockwise; Bush Vetch, Meadow Vetchling, Fumitory sp, Tansy, Broad-leaved Dock, Tufted Vetch.
The locations for the species are as follows:
Bush Vetch (top left) - Greenwall, Holm
Meadow Vetchling (top middle) - the pier, Wyre
Fumitory sp (top right) - Bu Sands, Burray
Tansy (bottom right) - Happy Valley, Stenness
Broad-leaved Dock (bottom middle) - Burgar, Evie
Tufted Vetch (bottom left) - Eves Howe, Deerness
A bit late I know... but Anne and I would like to wish all our readers and watchers a very happy new year. Just to start off 2013 here is something entirely inappropriate and out of season. Neither Muckle Skerry or Red Poppies will feature in the Orkney Book of Wildflowers..... and, while we wait for the first Snowdrops and Lesser Celandines, those are four of the best reasons to include this fine summery picture.