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Friday, May 22, 2009

RARE in Colorado - RARE in UK

Ten endangered plants in UK are illustrated in the new first class stamps issued by the Royal Mail on May 19th. These stamps are in the series Action for Species. 

One of the ten rare species portrayed is Cypripedioum calceolus, Lady’s Slipper Orchid.

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew four stamps was issued on the same date. Kew has a lead role in conserving biodiversity through its scientific and conservation work.

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