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Every plant tells a story

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: June 27, 2014

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VISITORS are being invited to delve into the secret life of plants at RSPB Coombes Valley nature reserve near Leek.

The friendly team at the nature reserve will tell the story of its incredible plant life, from tiny wildflowers to ancient oaks, between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday, June 29.

Sally Granger, speaking for the RSPB says: "For hundreds of years we have used plants as remedies, building materials and even as good luck charms.

"The meadows and woodlands of Coombes Valley are full of life; join us in discovering the world of hidden properties and forgotten folklore."

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Entry for adults is £4, and children £2, with a 20 per cent discount for RSPB members, including car parking charges.

No booking is required for this event. Refreshments will be provided at the end. The site is accessible by public transport with the Moorlands Connect Bus upon request, includes free access to the reserve with your ticket.

To book the bus to drop you off at the reserve call 0300 111 8003 or search moorlands connect on staffordshire.gov.uk

For more information visit the Coombes Valley website at www.rspb.org.uk/coombesvalley or call the reserve office on 01538 384017.

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