Volunteers brave cold weather to find wildflowers

The sixth New Year Plant Hunt has proved successful with citizen scientists as over 416 recording groups contributed 7,123 records of flowering plants.

Taking place in the first four days of 2017, 492 species of flower were recorded to be in bloom around the UK during walks of less than three hours.

“People found significantly fewer species in bloom this year,” said Dr Kevin Walker, head of science at the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI). “Interestingly, this difference was much less marked for non-native species.”

<p style=”text-align: center;”>Work Sunday at <a href=”http://mknhs.org.uk/linford-lakes-nature-reserve/”>Linford Lakes NR</a> 4 December 2016 10:00-13:00hrs.</p>

<p style=”text-align: center;”>Willing hands will be made welcome today.</p>

<p style=”text-align: center;”>There are lots of jobs around the reserve in the winter.</p>

<p style=”text-align: center;”>Cutting back overgrowth, trimming hedges, clearing paths.</p>

<p style=”text-align: center;”>Refreshments available.</p>

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