How you helped
Wildflower Field Classes
A total of 31 wildflower identification training days were run during 2011-13. These involved a total of over 390 attendees. Training days comprised an indoor talk in a local village hall or other indoor facility followed by a practical class in field botany at a ‘showcase’ site. The classes were advertised through the LWT Area Group network; LWT publications and press releases; circulars produced by the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service; North Lincolnshire Council circulars and the project website. An effort was made as far as possible to ensure the geographic distribution of training days catered to a full and diverse range of recruiting catchments within the project area:
- 2011: 6 in South Wolds at Red Hill; 5 in North Wolds: Elsham
- 2012: 8 in South Wolds: Willoughby (2), Red Hill (4), Hemingby (2); 4 in North Wolds: Elsham (4)
- 2013: 7 in South Wolds: Willoughby (1), Red Hill (5), Legbourne (1); 1 in North Wolds: Barton-upon-Humber
These latest field classes in the Wolds bring the total number run by the project since 2009 to 52 field classes attended
by over 600 people.
Please Note: No further wildflower field classes are scheduled until further notice.
How your surveys helped
By taking part in this roadside verge survey, you have contributed vital information to help secure a future for wildlife. The project aimed to identify the most important roadside verges for grassland species throughout the Lincolnshire Wolds National Character Area by surveying as much road verge as possible. 100% of all surveyable roads have now been covered totaling 1115km. The remaining c.15km were either private or unsafe to survey. Now that those verges that still retain a good diversity of wildflowers have been identified, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust will work with local authorities, highways maintenance contractors and landowners to try to ensure they are managed appropriately. It has also important to know which verges lack important wildlife, so that resources can be focused on those of greatest value.
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