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Help save unique Wildlife Garden

2014-06-01 12.47.01The Wildlife Garden of the Natural History Museum, London, is under threat from a proposed redevelopment of the Museum’s front garden.  The Wildlife Garden was planted over 20 years ago and since that time Museum scientists and others have been recording changes in its flora and fauna.  So far some 3,000 species have been recorded on the site.

The natural history of Great Britain is poorly represented in the Museum’s indoor galleries, but the Wildlife Garden provides visitors with an opportunity to see examples of lowland habitats, including chalk grassland, meadow, woodland and heathland.

Much of the material in Plant-Lore Archive is listed as coming from the ‘Natural History Museum, London’.  This material has mostly been collected at events in the Wildlife Garden.  The proposed redevelopment of the area threatens to continuation of such popular events.

Please read and sign the petition:   http://bit.ly/saveNHMwildlife

Image:  meadow cranesbill, Geranium pratense, in the Wildlife Garden, June 2014.

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