TWT 30 Days Wild_countdown_23Have you heard about Grow Wild?

The UK’s biggest ever wildflower campaign it aims to bring people together “to transform local spaces with native, pollinator-friendly wild flower and plants”.

GrowWildKewThe national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew tells us that 97% of wild flower meadows have been lost since the 1930s which further impacts on populations of butterflies, bees, pollinating bugs and birds.

Click here to “Sow a Virtual Seed” and “help raise awareness of the importance of wild flowers and their impact on our wellbeing”.

I did (along with, at the time of clicking, 24,589 other people) and I was assigned a Ribwort Plantain.

“Scientifically known only as Plantago lanceolate, this wild flower has over 60 common names including English man’s foot and black jack!  Not the prettiest wild flowers, but they’re great for wildlife and an important part of the UK’s grassland”.