Thursday 22 April 2021

Coming soon, a talk on the North West Rare Plants Initiative by Joshua Styles

Spring Meeting, 2-3.30pm, Sat. 24th April, by Zoom

“3 years into the North West Rare Plant Initiative”, a talk by Josh Styles 

This weekend Joshua Styles is giving an online talk to Shropshire Botanical Society on the North West Rare Plants Initiative (NWRPI).  Josh set the initiative up in 2017 aiming to re-establish rare plants into the wild in the NW region where they had become locally extinct.  He has done some brilliant propagation from wild plant propagules (all under appropriate licence) growing them at home in the garden.  He has a list of 45 priority species which includes Drosera anglica Great Sundew:

Drosera anglica Great Sundew (Scotland) photo Mags Cousins

There are historic records for Great Sundew in Shropshire, such as at Wem Moss and perhaps with recent bog restoration undertaken by Shropshire Wildlife Trust there is a chance we can see this plant again in the county.  We are more familiar with Drosera rotundifolia Round-leaved Sundew, which  although more widespread is still under pressure due to habitat degradation:

Drosera rotundifolia Round-leaved Sundew
photo Mags Cousins

Everyone is welcome to join the talk, just message us for a Zoom link if you haven't received a link already: