i have known about this, and this spring summer i am ordering wildflowrs for my garden so as to held the crisis---plus i LOVE them......and the wild life that NEEDS them 'Wild flowers vanishing at faster rate: BRITAIN'S common wild flowers are disappearing from the countryside at a faster rate than scientists previously believed, research reveals today. The only national survey of Britain's wild flowers, which was relaeased to coincide with the first day of spring, found that once plentiful species such as the bluebell, foxglove and wood anemone are vanishing. The conservation charity Plantlife bases its findings on the work of some 3,000 volunteers and experts, who have spent five years analyzing randomly chosen plots of land. The key at which key species, particularly bird's-foot treefoil and red clover, have disappeared since the survey began has surprised botanists. Dr Jenny Duckworth, biodiversity research manager of Plantlife, said: "We have picked up significant trends that one would not normally expect in that space of time. They suggest that changes in our countryside could be happening at a greater speed than expected." Plantlife is not asking for volunteers to come foreward by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01722 342755.' www.observer,co.uk www.plantlife.org.uk/ Please speak out about this. even if its just a phonecall to ypur councillor. if they dont hear, they dont know. it is really important we dont allow the complte degradation of the wild environment. so much wild life is depending on it, and that includes us to. for if we do lose it, we lose irreplaceable diversity. and think of the generation to come etc. we HAVe to speak out and do our bit to help Nature whatever you can do, please do.....?