Portsmouth Wild Flower Survey
The Portsmouth Wild Flower Survey 2012
In association with The National Institute Of Medical Herbalists and Plantlife.
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To Mark Herbal Medicine week (15-24th June 2012), we are organising a herbal walk at Farlington Marshes, (Portsmouth) to identify medicinal plants in their natural environment. This will be followed by a survey wild flowers. We shall be meeting in the Car Park at the top of the marshes just off the junction of the A27 and Eastern Road at 10AM on Sunday 24th June 2012 and the walk will last about an hour. All are welcome but make sure you wear suitable clothing and bring a picnic lunch if you wish to participate in the later wild flower survey for which we will provide you with information to enable you to identify and record the frequency of each floral species in a specifically designated area. The results will provide esential data for Plantlife in their vital work of protecting our native wild flowers.
It is estimated that one in five native UK wild flowers are threatened with extinction. Locally wild flowers are disappearing at an alarming rate due to habitat destruction, neglect and pollution. Plantlife is a charity dedicated to the protection of our wild flowers and plants. They manage nature reserves across the UK so that wild flowers can flourish for everyone to enjoy. Plantlife helps to identify threatened plant areas and campaign for their protection at a time when governments worldwide are failing to meet their targets to protect the natural world.