The Sid Valley Biodiversity Group is linking with the Devon ‘Life on the Verge’ project.
The County Council have become quite keen on wild flowers on our grass road-side verges:
As County Cllr Claire Wright observes, however, it has taken several years to get this far:
Indeed, the campaign has been a long one:
The County Council finally launched things in a big way last year, following trials in East and North Devon:
The District Council and the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group have taken up the challenge – and have got involved with their own projects…
This is the latest from the SVBG’s website – together with some photos:
Life on the Verge
We are linking with the Devon ‘Life on the Verge’ project.
Project #1: Land opposite The Bowd, started November 2020
This land has been left for several years but has become mainly course grass. There are other plants growing and the list is extensive but the grass definitely overshadows. As at writing, the grass is being cut for its end of year ‘tidy’; now the grass is being taken away, the land scarified and yellow rattle is being sown.
Bowd Plant List – October 2020
Group member Stefan Drew has analysed what is growing – October 2020