For over twenty years, James Robertson has been monitoring the population of plants on his land on Anglesey, observing how they have expanded and shifted across so-called borders between different habitats. Here, he describes the movement of these plants, discussing the influence that management has had.
I used to think that my liking for plants was due to the fact that they had the courtesy to stay still; they were all about photosynthesis and roots. I now realise that movement is as integral to what being a plant is all about as it is for any animal. For more than two decades I have been observing plant populations on land I manage.