Another quick post - preserve our road verges! Find out more and sign a petition here.
From the organisers:
"We aim to make councils and other highways authorities take better decisions when it comes to road verge management. Plantlife’s vision for our road network is to see good management for all verges, wherever possible, conserving good verges and allowing new flower-rich ones to develop over time. One estimate suggests that there might be as many as 600,000 acres of habitat along our road network, equivalent in area to the Public Forest Estate in England, or the counties of Northamptonshire or the East Riding of Yorkshire. With good management, imagine the diversity of wild flowers and animals that such a resource could harbour. After all, road verges are the life-giving arteries across the countryside, linking habitats and acting as vital corridors allowing wildlife to thrive and spread. They also represent an ever-more irreplaceable remnant of our native grasslands in a countryside that has lost so much in our quest for cost-effective modern farming and cheap food.