Wild About Plants aims to enthuse people about wild flowers. It will help people access, enjoy and celebrate their local natural spaces and in doing so enable them to acquire a greater sense of individual ownership of these places and an understanding of their value.
It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2009 to 12:00 AM, 1 August 2013
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1059559)
Our natural spaces are integral to our well being. Plants are the organisms seen most often but our knowledge of them falls below that of the more elusive animals. This is worrying considering that our interest of the natural world drives us to protect it. At present, significant barriers exist that deny people easy and meaningful access to local nature, particularly those who live in the most disadvantaged communities.
The project will look to overcome these barriers to engagement with the natural environment through the provision of a wide range of free activities, resources and tailored support. We have identified the need for such activities, resources and support working in close consultation with our project partners which include the Childrens Society, the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust, John Muir Award, Age Concern and the Army Welfare Service.
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