When Escot re-wilded the 8 acre area of the old ice ponds & reintroduced water voles, another unexpected species to reappear was the southern, (or leopard) marsh orchid, native to Britain and central Europe. Initially in 1995 a handful appeared, having presumably been suppressed for decades by grazing stock. Within a few years there were dozens, & now well over a hundred. They have also appeared & are flourishing in our beaver enclosure. Although vegetarian, so far the beavers seem disinterested in these orchids.