Adele Harrison, an MSc dissertation student with Professor Ian Rotherham at Sheffield Hallam University is working with the Sheffield Wildlife Trust to assess the current status of native bluebells and hybrid bluebells in the Sheffield area. This is important community-based project and we hope you will take part.
The True Bluebells project focuses on our beloved British bluebells, which are at risk from hybridisation with Spanish bluebells. Spanish bluebells are a popular garden plant and are either mistakenly planted in place of native bluebells or are favoured for their larger, more substantial build. Unfortunately, packages can be mislabled, and many people are unaware of the problem at hand. As a special license is required to breed protected native bluebells, many garden centre stocks are imported from Europe.
For further details, online guides and information and how to be involved, please visit: Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust
The SYBRG team