Of course childhood is different in the 21st century. But we think plants and nature are still hugely important for children. After all:
The outdoors is a key part of all children’s experience, whether you grow up in a town or the countryside. What are your happiest memories from childhood? Our bet is many of them come from playing outside – in a park, say, or in nearby scrub or woods.
We care about what we know. Wild plants are the building blocks of nature, which humans rely on for food, materials and many medicines. Plants are part of our culture, from painting, folk music and poetry, to the flowers of the clans of Scotland.
Nature is good for our health and happiness. There are a growing number of studies that say nature is good for mental and physical wellbeing. Taking part in Wildflower Hunt is a great way to start. Why not encourage friends and family to get involved?
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