30 Jun '17, 11am

National Meadows Day is dedicated to protecting wildflower meadows - The Ecologist

National Meadows Day is dedicated to protecting wildflower meadows - The Ecologist

National Meadows Day is dedicated to protecting wildflower meadows Saving the UK’s meadows and raising public awareness of these vital habitats is the purpose of more than 100 events taking place tomorrow for National Meadows Day, writes Laura Briggs. With the average meadow offering shelter and food to a vast variety of animal species and home to more than 80 species of wildflowers, the Save Our Magnificent Meadows partnership hopes to demonstrate the fragility and importance of our fast-disappearing Great British meadows. More than 97% of our wildflower meadows have been lost since the 1930s, but encouragingly people are now showing a desire to learn more about our British fauna. A recent YouGov survey for Plantlife revealed that 70% of us want to know more about wildflowers and while most people could identify the bluebell, 80% of people didn’t know the name of the comm...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2989091/me...

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