Life on the Verge in Devon
|Credit: Tom Hynes|
Devon County Council is encouraging communities to manage verges for wildlife (where safe to do so and not in conflict with health and safety management of verges) and have produced a free step-by-step guidance document for local communities and parish councils.
When managed properly, road verges provide ecological networks with an astonishing amount of wildlife - according to Plantlife, road verges across the UK support over 700 plant species and nearly 45% of our native flora. Find
Hear more about the ‘Life on the Verge - Biosphere’ project from Ecologist Tom Whitlock here