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Breckland Flora Group

(Norfolk)

Breckland Flora Group is a team of retired people who keep active and sociable by learning specialist botanical skills, whilst also contributing to conservation of nationally important wildlife.

Our goals:

  • A sense of purpose and local pride by helping sustain the unique and nationally important plants of Norfolk's Breckland area.
  • Learning new specialist skills from expert ecologists and in time sharing those skills with others
  • Keeping active and in touch with like minded people in retirement by getting out and about in the countryside close to home
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How we will achieve our goals

The funding will pay for training and skills development as well as the specialist equipment needed to make a difference. The group will become real experts with a meaningful contribution to make to conservation

Where the money will go

A sense of pride of helping the unique flowers and associated wildlife to flourish, and the chance for a wider group of all ages to join in later

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  1. Posted on August 16, 2017

    I work for Natural England and have worked closely with Breckland Flora Group. I am constantly amazed by the enthusiasm of the group. Botany is great in its ability to bring together young and old to do something incredibly useful for nature conservation.

  2. Posted on August 21, 2017

    I’m a member of the Group, and think this is a marvellous project – extrememly well organised with a most carefully thought-through system to help us volunteers contribute in a systematic and structured way to the overall work. Caring for Breckland’s lwonderful and unique flora is such a worthwhile objective, and I’m proud to help with this – and delighted to get fresh air, excercise and immersion in Breckland’s lovely landscapes at the same time!

  3. Posted on August 21, 2017

    Thank you so much for your support. Do please spread the word and help the group secure much needed funding

  4. Posted on August 22, 2017

    That’s so good to hear. I really hope we can win this funding for you. Do ask everyone you know to vote!

  5. Posted on August 28, 2017

    Please vote, the Breckland Flore Group are vital for helping us find and search for the scarce plants of this very area.

  6. Posted on September 1, 2017

    Great cause – you have my vote

  7. Posted on September 1, 2017

    Good luck BFG
    is it just me or is voting awkward on this site?

  8. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Voted

    Bryan.

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