While traveling home last night I was admiring the lush green rolling countryside of the North Northamptonshire/South Leicestershire landscape when I was suddenly struck by the complete lack of colour there was. Save for the Himalayan Balsam (an invasive species) and Ragwort (A sort of invasive species) in some parts of the road side there was only green.
Surely this is not an issue I hear you say but it is the colour that signifies the presence of flowers and in turn forage for our bees and other insect pollinators.
We are looking for volunteers to help Transition Harborough and the Sustainable Harborough project to help plant and maintain areas for the benefit of our wildlife and to produce displays such as the one you can see below from Brighton in Sussex.
These wildflower areas are marked as part of the Britain in Bloom competition!
Please get in contact if you want to register as a volunteer.