Cheshire Wildlife Trust has written to the Parish Council to ask for its help and the help of our residents.
Since 1960, Cheshire has lost 99% of its wildflower meadows and we need everyone’s help to create more space for them. One of the best places for wildflowers are our road verges so it’s important to know what condition they are in. To help us find out more, we’ve launched a road verge citizen science project.
It’s simple – take a photograph of a road verge around Cheshire and send it in to them along with its location. Their experts will use your photos to help identify suitable verges to plant wildflowers and protect those which are vital for wildlife.
Send your photos to us Road Verge submission page | Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
You can see their road verge map and how your photo is contributing to their work Go wild for wildflowers | Cheshire Wildlife Trust
You can find out more information about their Go Wild for Wildflowers campaign on their website Go wild for wildflowers | Cheshire Wildlife Trust and read The Wildlife Trust report ‘Reversing the Decline of Insects’ Take Action for Insects | Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
The Cheshire Wildlife Trust has the ambitious aim of getting 1 in 4 people engaged in nature across Cheshire by 2030. They’re hoping that you and your wider community may wish to get involved and help spread the word to help bring our communities closer to nature.
If you have any questions about the campaign or know of any other local groups who might be interested in getting involved, please don’t hesitate to contact the Trust.