This year CPRE Bedfordshire are putting the focus on wildflowers, as part of our programme we are offering workshops on creating and maintaining wildflower meadows.
Wildflower areas are a great way of improving biodiversity and providing areas that people can enjoy and get closer to nature.
Local communities, parish councils, churches and other groups are often keen to develop wildflower projects but it is not as simple as it first appears. Establishing wildflowers takes time and maintaining and helping the site to develop and become sustainable requires good planning and the right approach.
This workshop will give you a good understanding of all you need to know to establish your wildflowers and help them thrive and grow into something amazing.
What else are we doing this year?
Our photo competition for 2022 has a ‘people and plants’ theme. We want to see images that capture people enjoying Bedfordshire’s varied plant life.
To get your creative juices flowing, examples of pictures that would fit the theme include a close up of hands touching bark, boots in autumn leaves, people giving scale to a bluebell wood, or children sowing wildflower seeds.
Our ‘best of the countryside’ blog will be focusing on the flora of Bedfordshire from wildflowers to woodlands and hedgerows to fungi. If you’d be interested in writing a guest blog post please get in touch. We’d particularly love to hear from previous entrants of our Living Countryside Awards, farmers and local conservation projects.