A Year In Scottish Plants

Alistair Whyte

Alistair Whyte

Head of Plantlife Scotland

3rd December 2018

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It’s been quite a year, from the fury of the Beast from the East, through a long, hot summer, to some more typical Scottish winter weather this month!

Plantlife Scotland has been out and about across the country in the elements, working hard for plant conservation. We’ve advised farmers and land managers on how to do the best thing for wild plants. We’ve trained volunteers to survey rare plants in the Cairngorms. We’ve surveyed key sites for marsh saxifrage, bioblitzed with Chris Packham, campaigned on forestry and woodland management, and introduced a whole new generation to wildflowers through our Great British Wildflower Hunt. We’ve looked after our Munsary Peatlands nature reserve, and we’ve been carrying out exciting new work on our Important Plant Areas.

We’re well into planning next year’s work and activities. If you’re looking for a new challenge, why not make a New Year’s resolution to get involved in plant conservation? We’re looking for volunteers to survey wild plants across Scotland through our National Plant Monitoring Scheme. Perhaps you’d like to volunteer to give a talk on wildlife gardening? Or if you know a site for wildflowers that you would like to improve for conservation, do get in touch for advice and guidance.

We couldn’t do any of our work without our members and supporters, so a big thank you from all of us at Plantlife Scotland!