This morning, the council (that's Bracknell Forest Council by the way) mowed and strimmed their way around the business park (or industrial estate - call it what you will) and completely destroyed the bee orchids that we discovered only a couple of days ago.
I found one of the knuckle draggers - complete with strimmer in hand.
To his credit, he at least apologised - but I'm pretty sure he wouldn't recognise a bee orchid if I rammed one up his jacksie.
Such a dreadful shame.
EDIT @ 19:30hrs.
Walked my two boys around the town this afternoon and we found ONE surviving (new) bee orchid which had been missed by both strimmer and mower a hundred yards or so from the destroyed orchids. (Photo below).
A spot of luck and better than nothing I guess.