Wildflower lawns and road verges

Wednesday 24th March

This month it’s all about the benefits of wildflowers in our gardens and along our roads. After losing about 97% of our wildflower meadows since the 1950s, our native British flowers urgently need space to grow. Garden lawns and road verges are some of the few places left that they can thrive and in turn create food and habitats for insects, especially bees and butterflies.

In the first half of our meeting, we’ll provide a quick practical guide to creating wildflower lawns with tips and advice. We’ll hear from our guest speaker about the types of flowers and plants that might grow, how these support insects, which in turn benefits birds and bats and small mammals. Then we’ll give a brief summary of what our road verge project team have been doing to engage with our local councillors on introducing wildflower road verges in our town and potential ways we could proceed with this.

In the second half of the meeting, we’ll divide into breakout rooms to discuss ideas for how to engage, educate and enthuse our town about the benefits of wildflower lawns and verges. Please come along to share your thoughts and suggestions. It would be especially great to hear from anyone with experience of their own wildflower lawns or who would be interested in helping us spread the word.  

The zoom link to the meeting will be open at 7.20 pm. The meeting will start at 7.30 pm and last for about an hour. We’ll post the link on our Facebook group on the day or you can email ecorwb@mail.com

Please join us from the comfort of your own home. Everyone is welcome

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