This Week's Challenge*
Did you know???
*All ‘challenges’ must be undertaken with the supervision and at the discretion of a responsible adult
Hotter weather, as a result of Climate Change, is causing UK wildflowers to move northwards. The increasing droughts are also making it difficult for some of the short-lived, short-rooted wildflowers to survive.
There are over 1,100 varieties of wildflower in the UK. These native species have evolved alongside our native wildlife, and as such their flower shapes, sizes, colours and blooming time are particularly attractive to our native pollinators.
Wildflowers thrive in poor soils, hence why they are often found on roadside verges.
A recent survey of urban plants, revealed the pavements in Sheffield are home to 183 different plants, and the walls in Cambridge enable 186 species to flourish.
If your parent or carer is happy for you to do so, you could email us a photo of your challenge (no children in photos please) or post on Instagram #warrior4climate