Plantlife Project

Saving our magnificent meadows project in conjunction with Plantlife

Did you know that over 95% of meadows have been lost in the last 75 years! Nearly 7.5 million acres of wildflower meadow have been lost and they are still being destroyed!

Meadows and species-rich grassland can support a huge range of wildlife including wildflowers, fungi, bees, flies, beetles, spiders, moths, butterflies, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, bats and birds.

Plantlife aim to save meadows by re-envigorating rare plant species and helping to maintain threatened wildlife who’s habitats are disappearing at an alarming rate.

Birds and the Bees.

Birds

Birds are a critical part of our ecological system. … We need the birds to eat insects, move seeds and pollen around, transfer nutrients from sea to land.  They protect our drinking water by preventing erosion. They slow the spread of disease. They keep the furniture industry supplied with timber. They provide critical environmental data. The list continues.

Bees

All sorts of fruit and vegetables are pollinated by honey bees, such as broccoli and squash, apples and almonds. Pollination is not just important for the food we eat directly, it’s vital for the foraging crops, such as field beans and clover, used to feed the livestock we depend on for meat.

Pollination is needed for plants to reproduce, and so many plants depend on bees or other insects as pollinators.