HIDDEN MEADOWS: WIVENHOE WILDFLOWER QUEST
A find-and-name wildflower challenge for young people and their families.
In 2019 Wivenhoe Town Council declared a climate and biodiversity emergency. One of the actions following this declaration was a 3-year nature restoration project in which a number of roadside verges and green spaces around the town are left unmown between March and September to encourage the growth of wildflowers and the return of pollinating insects, both vital for a diverse and healthy natural environment.
The project started in 2021 with a group of local volunteers monitoring the flowers that emerged. They found over 140 different species.
An important aim of the project is to encourage the interest of local Wivenhoe residents in the restoration and recovery of nature in our town. This ‘find-and-name’ booklet is one of the projects that we hope will get you interested in the nature around you. There are descriptions of 22 wildflowers for you to find in our unmown green spaces
Hidden Meadows - a Wivenhoe Wildflower Quest - Booklet produced by the Wivenhoe Biodiversity Group