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Where the wildflowers are ~ The Grasslands Trust blog

One aspect of my community grasslands work which I thoroughly enjoy is engaging the public in new experiences. Getting visitors to some sites purely to sample the meadows, which at some times of the year can be far from an explosion of colour, can be tricky. Those that do are often dog walkers, or visit on a regular walk, but what about enticing new families?  Some are worried that they are not experts and will not understand what they are looking at; well invite them along to see something they will feel familiar with first. Once you have a captive audience there’s the chance to educate and nurture the youngest and oldest of visitors.

A familiar site at the moment is the travelling Raptor display – its usually to be found at garden centres, countryside shows or school fetes. Often separated by barriers and working to a well rehearsed programme these…

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