Volunteers to get to grips with Morecambe Bay’s grasses

Fri, 2018-05-25 11:07

Morecambe Bay Partnership is encouraging locals to get out and about and be at one with nature this summer, with a day exploring the lesser known world of grasses. The free workshop on Saturday 9th June will be held in Silverdale, Lancashire and is open to anyone with a keen interest in getting to know the grasses under their feet.

Walk through any field or along any country lane at this time of year and you’ll notice that there’s a huge variety of different sizes and shapes of grasses. Look closer at their flowering heads and you’ll see just how beautiful they really are. Morecambe Bay’s limestone headlands have a stunning variety of species rich grassland, just waiting to be explored.

Participants on this one day workshop will learn to identify different grass species and what they can tell us about the land they are growing on - and impress friends and family with their new-found knowledge!

Annabelle Kennedy, Natural Heritage Officer at Morecambe Bay Partnership said

Morecambe Bay’s flower-rich grasslands are well recognised, but the lesser understood grasses amongst those flowers are just as crucial to the biodiversity of the landscape and the species they support. This workshop will shine a spotlight on the nodding heads of grasses and hopefully inspire more people to champion these beautiful swathes of green around Morecambe Bay.

The workshop is on Saturday 9th June (10am to 3pm), in Silverdale, North Lancashire. More information and book a free place.

This workshop is just one of many outdoors and nature inspired events to be held by Morecambe Bay Partnership this summer. The Festival of the Bay, taking place between July and September is a chance for everyone, whatever thier interests, to discover Morecambe Bay – a place like no other – this summer. More information.

These events are part of the Heritage Lottery funded ‘Headland to Headspace’ Scheme, which is offering a whole host of volunteering and community activities to help conserve, understand and celebrate Morecambe Bay’s rich natural and cultural heritage.

 

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