Colour in the margins – saving our arable weeds.
Join us for a fascinating evening at the Countryside Centre. Discover the hidden beauty of arable weeds and learn why they are crucial for our environment. This event will bring together experts and enthusiasts to discuss the importance of these often overlooked plants. Get ready to explore their vibrant colours and understand their role in supporting biodiversity.
The cultural connections between people and weeds is fascinating as well as the dependence these rare species have upon disturbance. This habitat is like none other in the UK. Hannah’s talk will focus on the activities of the Colour in the Margins project, rare arable plants and arable plant management. How all arable fields really could provide more colour and far more wildlife value than they do currently.
About the speaker
Hannah has worked in conservation for nearly 20 years, most of that time being based in Devon where she has worked for a number of organisations including Devon Wildlife Trust, Natural England, RSPB and Dartmoor National Park. She currently works for the National Trust as a Nature Conservation Adviser. When working on the Colour in the Margins project (2018-2021) she started to understand the value of arable habitats for wildlife, particularly rare arable plants and vegetation communities.
This talk will be streamed online so there is the option to listen with us at the countryside centre or view from the comfort of your own home.
Book online or £4 on the door. Refreshments available.