Back from the Brink staging arable plant events

Back from the Brink, a project set up to save England’s most threatened species, is this month holding a series of events for farmers.

The aim is to secure the future of 20 species and support a further 200.

Conservation organisations from across the country have come together to save animals, plants and fungi on the brink of extinction.

Through June, the emphasis is on plants. That is why farmers and land managers are invited to attend one of two Arable Plant ID and Management Workshops.

The first is taking place in Devon – at Marlborough Village Hall, Kingsbridge – on June 24.

It is being run by Dr Phil Wilson and Pete Thompson, and will include a walk around Southdown Farm to look at arable species and discuss management.

The following day, on Tuesday, Tuesday 25, a second workshop will be held at the Percival Institute in Wadebridge. Also led by Dr Wilson and Mr Thompson, the workshop will include a tour of a National Trust owned farm with cultivated margins.

For further information about the events, call Zoe Morrall on 07960 152687.

Critically endangered species include the barberry carpet moth, black tailed godwits and the humble field cricket.

Back from the Brink is currently staging a photography competition. Open to all, it is seeking innovative film and image entries that entertain, raise awareness, or celebrate the beauty of wildlife and landscapes.

The competition is being staged in partnership with Wildscreen, the charity behind the internationally-renowned Wildscreen Festival.

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