Colour in the Margins, led by Plantlife

Good Afternoon,

I hope this email finds you well. My name is Zoe Morrall and I am the Outreach Officer for a HLF funded national project called Back from the Brink, working on one of the umbrella projects called Colour in the Margins, led by Plantlife

The project aims to raise awareness of arable habitats and how modern farming practices such as use of herbicides and pesticides and changes in farming are threatening this habitat. This project is focusing on 13 species; 10 plants and 3 ground beetles. The project aims to develop ways to introduce and manage for these species and will bring them back to suitable sites

The project is looking for volunteers to help us survey for arable plants on farmland within our six project areas: Cornwall & Devon, Somerset, Wessex, Breckland, Kent and Yorkshire. These surveys will help to build on our records by mapping species distribution, highlighting patterns of decline and identifying sites in need of focused conservation management. We will be supporting volunteers at every botanical skill level with training workshops and going out with Project Staff to learn hands on.

The next event we have local to you is on the 9th June: https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/discover-wild-plants-nature/events/arable-plant-id-and-survey-training-day-somerset

If you would like to circulate the following link to your volunteers, they can register their interest in the project by receiving our monthly newsletter so they can find out more about the project and events that are running in their area; https://naturebftb.us19.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=152d35edb513f2473d4e85b92&id=352a0f20ba

We also have a Facebook Group anyone can join to find out more about the project too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2076651759270536/

To find out more about the Back from the Brink project which is being led by Plantlife, please head to our website – https://naturebftb.co.uk/

Thank you for your time,

Zoe Morrall

Colour in the Margins Outreach Officer

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