Famous Sussex plant celebrated by new Royal Mail stamp

The flowering plant Stinking Hawk’s Beard became extinct in 1980 but has now been successfully reintroduced in Sussex.

It is celebrated in a new series of Royal Mail stamps by award winning artist Tanya Achilleos Lock.

“It’s remarkable to think that scientists and conservationists have been able to reintroduce extinct species into areas of the UK,” says Tanya, who was BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012 and 2013 winning the ‘Frozen Planet’, ‘World Birds’ and ‘Animals in their Environment’ sections. “The stamps feature the Large Blue Butterfly, the Osprey, Eurasian Beaver, Pool Frog, Stinking Hawk’s Beard and the Sand Lizard.”

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