Rare flower stolen from Milton Keynes wood

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A beautiful and un-common orchid, the Early Purple orchid, has been stolen from an ancient wood in Milton Keynes.

The native wildflower has been dug up from Linford Wood, the largest of the city’s ancient woodlands and well known for its beautiful displays of wildflowers in the spring and summer.

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The theft was reported to The Parks Trust, the charity that cares for Milton Keynes’ parks and green spaces, including three ancient woodlands: Linford Wood; Howe Park Wood and Shenley Wood.

 

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