Where Are Our Roadside Wildlflower Hotspots?
How often have you seen the colourful springtime spectacle of bluebells, primroses or wild garlic alongside the road? Species like these can remain when any sign of nearby woodland has long disappeared meaning many verges are now miniature nature reserves. Some may be remnant pieces of unimproved grassland, others heathland or woodland, many are home to a remarkable variety of wildlife.
As well as providing wildlife refuges, verges act as ‘wildlife corridors’ forming an intricate habitat network, often linking larger areas of conservation value and enabling less mobile species to move about safely.
Help us conserve these habitats and tell us about your favourite roadside verges, ones that brighten your day or ones that you think need protecting. The information gathered in this consultation will be used by the Tayside Biodiversity Partnership to map the best wildflower verges throughout Tayside. With this we can then promote and preserve these important and often overlooked habitats.