Plant ID Volunteer

Colour in the Margins

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Project Summary

This Back from the Brink project, led by Plantlife, will focus on 13 species. We aim to capture community recollections of animals and plants of the arable landscape, arrange farm visits, and provide training workshops, advice and guidance for farmers. We will introduce people to the habitats by a programme of activities and volunteering.

Need to know

  • Start Date: 26/02/2019
  • End Date: 30/12/2020
  • County: National
  • Organisation Name: Colour in the Margins
  • Project Category: Species surveys,Improving habitats


Project Description

Colour in the Margins are looking for volunteers to help us to 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. Our primary focus for botanical surveys will be our ten rare arable plant species - Red Hemp-nettle, Corn Buttercup, Spreading Hedge-parsley and others.

We will be supporting volunteers at every botanical skill level with training workshops and going out with project staff to learn hands-on.

We also have a activity pack, and a schools resource pack so please email if you'd like either.