NEW! Free plant spotter sheet available
Published: 15 June 2021
A free, downloadable spotter sheet that helps you identify plants is being offered by The Sharpham Trust as part of the charity’s rewilding project Wild for People.
The spotter sheet shares colour photos and information about the wild flowers you can expect to see along the footpath and cycle route that runs from Totnes to Ashprington, much of it through the Sharpham Estate.
The sheet can be viewed on a phone or printed out – so people can use it to check off the plants they’ve spotted.
Download the spotter sheet here: www.sharphamtrust.org/infosheets
“It’s a very simple sheet that encourages anyone to notice the nature around them on that popular walk from Totnes towards Sharpham,” said Lisa Carnell, Events and Education Officer at The Sharpham Trust.
“Lots of people walk or ride that path and perhaps don’t know much about the flora that shares that route. This is a really easy way to discover more about the wildlife around us.”
Each sheet has The Sharpham Trust’s social media links and the hashtags #SharphamTrust and #NoticeNature – inviting participants to photograph and share their own photographs of the wildflowers they spot.
“The ethos of The Sharpham Trust is based in mindfulness and the awareness that it brings, as well as a strong nature connection,” said Lisa. “This sheet – and future ones we develop – is to tempt people to look closer at the plants and flowers surrounding us.”
Rewilding at Sharpham
50 acres of farmland on the Sharpham Estate are being rewilded as part of the Wild For People project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
In the first year of the project, more insects, birds and mammals have been recorded on the rewilding site, where grasses and wildflowers are proliferating in the absence of chemicals and artificial fertilisers.
Find out more about the project here: www.sharphamtrust.org/wild-for-people
Nature & Wildlife events at Sharpham
Look out for nature and wildlife events happening on the Sharpham Estate. If you subscribe to the mailing list, you can select Nature & Wildlife and/or Open Days & Events to get alerts to your inbox. Sign up here: www.sharphamtrust.org/subscribe
Visit our events page to see what’s happening at The Trust: www.sharphamtrust.org/calendar
There is more information and pictures at our website here www.sharphamtrust.org
Or call 01803 732542 or email [email protected]
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