Wildflower-rich roadside verges

Shropshire is valued for its beautiful countryside and wealth of wildlife. This precious ‘biodiversity’ is in great need of careful protection and constant management – common species such as bees and other pollinating insects, and wild flowers such as cowslips, have declined dramatically over recent years.

Biodiversity ‘corridors’ such as roadside verges are vital links to allow wildlife to move freely between fragmented habitats. Some of the best are even protected as local wildlife sites or sites of special scientific interest. Plantlife is running a campaign highlighting the need to protect these areas.DSC_1197

How Can You Help?

With over 5,000 kilometres of roads, cycleways, footpaths and verges in Shropshire, it’s not possible for us to inspect the entire network all of the time. If you feel there is a verge that needs protecting please let us know by completing as much as you can of our verge reporting form. Please provide us with as much information as you can in order to help us locate the verge and ensure that the interest is protected.

You can provide us with feedback at natural.environment@shropshire.gov.uk.

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