Speaking up for Cairngorms Wild Plants
Let me start by saying I love wild plants, I love the Cairngorms and I love my new job!
I started in post less than four months ago and I have the honour and pleasure of setting up the Cairngorms Wild Plants project. Over the next three years of the project, I want to report on what is happening and celebrate what it achieves.
The project aims to empower and enable local people to take action to conserve the special places for wild plants in the Cairngorms and to raise awareness of their value. One of the ways it will do this is by creating opportunities for people to play an active part through volunteering as Flora Guardians. With the help of volunteers, we are looking to monitor the health of plant communities and to share this knowledge and value with others. You don’t need to already be an expert in plant identification to get involved, all you need is a willingness to learn and a desire to communicate your passion for wild plants to others.
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Cairngorms Wild Plants project
Building on the work of the Cairngorms Rare Plants Project, our new Cairngorms Wild Plants Project - covering both arctic-alpine flora and Caledonian pinewood – aims to secure the future of these habitats.