Our wildflower meadows may have finished flowering, but the work doesn’t stop there.
Our Head North Wildflower Rangers got to learn about large and small-scale seed harvesting this month. Shadowing Richard Scott from the National Wildflower Centre, we observed the combine harvester collecting seed in local fields. We then hand-harvested seed from some of our Bootle and North Liverpool sites.
The team then spent the rest of the month helping to spread and rake the seed on a weekly basis, ensuring it dries out well before we start bagging it towards the end of the year, ready for sowing next spring.