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This autumn, help us find the Britain’s most colourful and important fungi – waxcaps.
Make a positive impact in protecting remarkable lichens.
Go the extra mile and run wild for Plantlife
Become a Plantlife member today and together we will rebuild a world rich in plants and fungi
Our aim is to inspire an increasingly large and diverse audience to work with us to make a difference so that everywhere from stretches of golden sand to swathes of ancient woodland can be protected for the benefit of people and wildlife. You can read more about our projects in these case studies.
The Green Links Bridgend initiative has chalked up some impressive achievements over the past 12 months while continuing to strengthen the links people have with the green spaces around them.
Our partnership project to connect communities to species-rich meadows while restoring these important habitats has come to a close.
Many visitors are unaware of Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve’s importance for nature conservation. Ranscombe will play a leading role in a new strategy to connect people with nature.
No Mow May lets wild plants flower by asking the public to relax their mowing regime each spring. Find out why 2023’s campaign was bigger and wilder than ever.
We have launched a range of exciting new volunteering opportunities to give everyone the chance to make a difference – regardless of where they live.
Plantlife’s work to protect the long-term future of Britain’s temperate rainforests has been boosted by valuable new analysis which has examined more than 100,000 species records.
We simply cannot and should not be driving the changes for nature we need to see without full and positive engagement with society in its widest sense; meaning individuals, local communities, large cities; the whole tapestry of our society. It is only through connecting and reconnecting people with the natural world around us – the natural world that supports us – that we can make the differences we need at the pace we need. Our work at Plantlife is premised on this connection as it is only with wide engagement that we can make the scale of changes we need. In the coming years we will be expanding our range of engagement activities, from the science providing the evidence through to the art, culture and storytelling that can be so motivating. We know that there are as many ways of connecting with nature as there are people and the range of our activities recognises this.
We recognise that this aspect of our strategy is fundamental to our success in helping address the challenges ahead. We look forward to expanding our work with the National Plant Monitoring Scheme that is providing so much invaluable information as it enters its 8th year. We will build on our Artist in Residency experiences from this year; use technology where it is appropriate such as in identifying species-rich grassland potential through waxcap fungi and offering as many volunteering opportunities as we can manage.
Perhaps most importantly in the coming years is our recognition that we must address that the conservation world is not connecting with the broad diversity of society in a way that it should do so. We aim to make ourselves inspiring, relevant and welcoming to people from all walks of life – providing the opportunity and encouraging everyone to connect with nature in the ways they want to.