Urban plants are often unloved and seen as undesirable weeds. But did you know that they have a vital ecological role to play in our cities?
Are you struggling to identify a plant that you’ve seen? Can’t figure out where to start or how to use botanical keys? Would you like to learn more about plants? We can help!
Have you seen plants growing on pavements, gutters or walls around you? Record them in just a few clicks…you will be helping scientists understand and conserve them!
“More Than Weeds” is a project aimed at changing our perception of urban plants growing on walls, pavement and tree pits, through walks, social media campaigns, exhibitions and publications.
Follow the project on Twitter or Instagram for daily pictures and fun facts about urban plants. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #morethanweeds if you’d like to get plants identified!
I have exciting plans for this project – walks, talks, identification tools, guidance for local authorities, but am limited by the fact that this is volunteer work. Any help or funding suggestions will be very much appreciated!