Thursday, 17 May 2018

Wild flowers on road verges

Image courtesy of Plantlife
Our colleagues at Plantlife have been doing a great job in recent days drawing attention to roadside verges which can act as refuges for wild flowers. Dr Trevor Dines (Plantlife's botanical specialist and a longtime BSBI member) has been on television and radio, and several articles have appeared in the newspapers. 

BSBI's Head of Science, Dr Kevin Walker, has been quoted in some of these articles, such as this one in The Telegraph and another in BBC Science News

Plantlife have also put together some guidance for local councils about mowing regimes for road verges - there's a pdf you can download -  and they are running a campaign which you may wish to take a look at.