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The Woodland, Flora & Fauna Group invite you to an illustrated talk by the distinguished writer, botanist and science communicator Leif Bersweden entitled 'Where the wild flowers grow'.

Leif Bersweden possesses a face-down, bottom-up approach to watching nature and has a fascination for wild plants. From a young age, his afternoons were spent hunting for and cataloguing wild plants in a landscape that is fast disappearing. Climate change, habitat destruction and declining pollinator populations mean that the future for plant life looks bleaker than ever before. Many people are now unable to identify or even notice the plants that grow around them. His talk aims to highlight and hopefully rectify this trend. It will immediately follow a brief introduction by The Woodland, Flora & Fauna Group.

Using his botanical knowledge, Leif undertook a mission to explore the plants that the UK has to offer and meet others who also spent time searching for them. His year long journey around the country allowed him to highlight the unique plants that grow there, their history and the threats that face them. He highlights the joy and positivity that can be found through understanding nature and why it is so desperately important to protect our wildflowers.

He is a busy person so we are very pleased he has found time to speak to us. We strive to organise eminent speakers to improve our knowledge so please join us to make the most of this opportunity.

Entry is free (although voluntary contributions are welcome) and all are invited. Please bring any interested friends. There is a car park opposite the building.
It will take place on Tuesday, 15th August at 7.00pm. Entry is free.
Main Hall, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9UY
Tue 15 Aug 2023
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