“The Story of Our Flower Meadow” an online talk by Sarah Abercromby, presented by Sussex Wildlife Trust (Storrington & Arun Valley Regional Group)
A local resident will share with us her journey of a wildflower creation at their home in Storrington, Pulborough. In the last 75 years a staggering 97% of flower-rich meadows have been lost. Across our landscape, we are fortunate that small fragments of wild meadows and grasslands still survive. Sarah is a strong advocate for the re-establishment of wildflower meadows in our area.
Please join us online to hear more of her personal journey with Q&As afterward.
A couple of years ago, my husband and I were encouraged to sow a wildflower meadow on an area of land we had recently acquired, which had previously been used for grazing horses. We had no previous knowledge of botany, the local flora, or how to go about creating a wildflower meadow and we had a lot to learn in a short time. During the first summer of flowering, we were totally captivated by the sea of colour and its magnetic effect on both humans and wildlife, encouraging us to continue the development of the meadow and a variety of different habitats. This presentation will follow our story and then will be followed by discussion and a Q & A session hosted by people with proper knowledge of this topic!
I am delighted to share the story behind the creation of our wildflower meadow. My primary goal is to enlighten those folk who are considering a similar venture and help you avoid some of the pitfalls we encountered. I also hope to inspire uninitiated people like us who have a small area of unused land, to sow a wildflower area not only to benefit wildlife, but also to help them understand the value of nature to us all.
This is a free online event.
Thursday, 24 November 2022, 20:00 – 21:30