Last year we ran our short readership survey and every completed survey went towards sponsoring plants with former featured charity Plantlife or birds with the Wildlife Trusts, offering you the choice as to which you'd pick. The results were evenly split: 50.7% for birds with the Wildlife Trusts and 49.2% for plants with Plantlife. So we've done both and will be sharing the many adoptions certificates with you over the coming weeks and gently suggesting you might like to adopt one too!
Mistletoe is found scattered across the southern half of the UK on the branches of trees, mainly those in the rose family, such as apple, pear and hawthorn; its heartland is in Somerset and counties on the England/Wales border. From kissing traditions at Christmas to ancient fertility rites, mistletoe has long been regarded as a magical plant.
We chose mistletoe because we were making the selections at Christmas and seemed very fitting.
If you missed the survey you can send us your comments, thoughts and feedback at any time, simply email us and as you can see we really do listen and make changes according to what you've suggested.
Wild flowers, plants and fungi are the life support for all our wildlife and their colour and character light up our landscapes. But without our help, this priceless natural heritage is in danger of being lost. As a small charity, each and every one of our members makes a big difference. If you are not already a Plantlife member, please consider joining us today - we'd love to have you on board.