Photographer's Note

Wild flowers are one of our most enduring sources of pleasure allowing us to find fascination in even the most barren pieces of waste ground and transform a trip to the countryside into an experience of enchantment. Road verges are the life-giving arteries of the countryside, linking habitats and acting as vital corridors for wildlife to thrive on. They also represent a remnant of our native grassland which has suffered heavy losses over the last century and they are acting as buffers to some of the most impoverished areas, be they six lane motorways or intensively farmed fields. They are the single most viewed habitat in the country, giving millions of people every day direct contact with the changing seasons and colors of the countryside. They also provide distinct local character to each region, from the flower rich hedgerows of South Jutland and Funen to the heather covered land verges of Midjutland. In fact, two-thirds of all Danish wildflower species occur somewhere on roadside verges.

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Additional Photos by Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2501 W: 0 N: 6646] (23703)
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