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WILD ABOUT DEVON Managing verges for wildlife – Online

Event Date: 15th March 2022, 19:00 – 20:00

Event Category: Talk / Conference

Location: Online Event

Suitable for: Anyone interested in learning about the importance of verge management for wildlife.

Cost: Free

March’s Wild About Devon webinar is on the importance of managing verges as sanctuaries for wildflowers and wildlife.

  • Mike Waller, Devon County Council Ecologist involved with Life on the Verge
  • Jan Gannaway, Exmouth Wildlife Group managing their verges

Mike will be telling us about Devon County Council’s Life on the Verge initiative, along with their policy on grass cutting and verge management. Jan will explain more about what Exmouth Wildlife Group have done to manage their verges and the successes of their management.

Our roadside verges are sanctuaries for wildflowers, pollinating insects, reptiles, amphibians and small mammals. They also provide essential green corridors for which these species disperse. Furthermore, for many people wildflowers on our roadside verges provide essential personal wellbeing and contribute greatly to their feeling of wellbeing.

Appropriate management of our roadside verges is essential. Without careful management, wildflowers on our road verges can be lost through too frequent cutting, or outcompeted by brambles, scrub and vigorous coarse grasses.

There will be time for questions at the end.

For more information and to sign up follow the link: Managing verges for wildlife (Wild About Devon webinar) Tickets, Tue 15 Mar 2022 at 19:00 | Eventbrite


In this webinar, organised as part of our community wildlife webinars for the Wild About Devon initiative, we will be joined by: