Monday 18 April 2016
Dr Sue Antrobus, Wild Green Places Manager of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, gave a talk entitled “Secret Survival Strategies of The Cowslip”. Sue had studied established populations and colonising populations of Cowslips for three years in the Oxford Meads during the 1990s. Sue studied genetic variations by testing cowslip proteins in a gel slab. Moss assists seedling establishment as it holds water and protects the seed. Sue also gave us a talk entitled “Why do Green Spaces need Friends?”. Tree Planting in Roseworth, Stockton, in particular, was a very successful project engaging its community to care about the environment.
Writer: Fleur E. Miles