Wildflower Hunt update
On the day of the General Election (which seems a lifetime ago now!), it was with great excitement that Plantlife launched the interactive Great British Wild Flower Hunt. I was in a field of poppies at our Ranscombe Farm reserve with weatherman Matt Taylor to cover the launch on BBC Breakfast.
The Great British Wild Flower Hunt - the UK’s first large-scale interactive guide to wild flowers - comes in response to data from leading pollster YouGov that revealed that people across Great Britain are crying out to know more about wild flowers:
- While only 11% of 16-24 year-olds polled felt confident they could correctly name many wild flowers, 56% expressed a desire to be able to identify more. In total, 70% of us want to know more about wild flowers.
- Although full-time students expressed the lowest confidence (10%) of any group in their ability to name many wildflowers, 58% would like to be able to identify more.
We've been thrilled by the fantastically enthusiastic response to #WildflowerHunt. It has revealed the huge appetite there is for a better understanding of our wild plants and for a reconnection to the wildflowers and wildlife around us.
Here's a selection of social media responses from the micro-blogging website twitter:
Get involved with Plantlife's Great British Wildflower Hunt! @Love_plants #WildFlowerHunt https://t.co/MzFUGAkZRk pic.twitter.com/bMdetoDE1H
— RSPB (@Natures_Voice) June 14, 2017
.@Love_Plants have launched their #WildflowerHunt, find out more:https://t.co/zz7Dxu0a5a