Roadside verges: nature havens

Letting verges go wild

Roadside verges need to be managed differently. If left to grow wild, they create habitat and food sources for declining insect populations, refuge for amphibians and reptiles and homes for small mammals. They also act as corridors, linking nature spaces together and enabling animals like hedgehogs to move around feeding sites and to search for a mate. There are 1000s of miles of roadside verges in Shropshire along and they could all be of huge benefit to our wildlife.



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