A staggering 97% of species rich meadows have been lost since 1930s and last year, British Gypsum joined Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in the fight to restore the UK’s dwindling wildflower habitat. The company has worked with the Trust to transform a field next to Bunny Old Wood, close to British Gypsum’s head office at East Leake. The creation of the 3.3-acre wildflower meadow is an exciting contribution to the establishment of a Nature Recovery Network for Nottinghamshire, by allowing the area to regenerate and attract wildflower species.
A Nature Recovery Network is a connected system of places important for wild plants and animals. It allows plants, animals, seeds, nutrients and water to move from place to place and enables the natural world to adapt to change. It provides plants and animals with places to live, feed and breed. It can only do this effectively if, like our road network, it is treated as a joined-up whole.