Orchid Observers

The Orchid Observers project combined identification of orchid photos taken in 2015 with classifications and transcriptions of historical museum specimens to study how orchid flowering times are affected by climate change. The project had over 2000 volunteers taking part, made new observations of wild orchids in around 200 locations where particular species of orchid hadn’t been recorded before, and submitted 50,948 classifications on the Orchid Observers online platform.

The project is now complete, and thanks again to all those who contributed. Best wishes from the Orchid Observers team.

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