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! ┬áNot the prettiest wild flowers, but they’re great for wildlife and an important part of the UK’s grassland”.