Wildflower meadow at Prestatyn Park to boost biodiversity


A WILD FLOWER meadow will be created in a park in Prestatyn to stimulate pollinating insects.

Denbighshire County Council has planted native species including pink sorrel at Fford Bodnant Park as part of its plans to improve biodiversity.

This meadow, approximately 0.4 acres in size, will be located along the outer edge of the park and will include the area between the road and the wooden fence.

It won’t impact how the rest of the site is used by residents, the council said.

“As part of the council’s ongoing commitment to improving biodiversity throughout the county, nearly 60 sites, including freeway sides, trail edges, bike paths, and amenity meadows, are being managed. to create wildflower meadows, ”a council spokesperson said.

“In addition to protecting the wildflowers, the meadows also contribute to the welfare of the insects native to the Denbighshire region.”

In April, council identified 29 additional sites for its Wildflower Project, which will plant wildflowers along highways, trail edges, bike paths, and grasslands.

The grasslands are managed according to Plantlife Managing Grassland Road Verges guidelines, which prohibit cutting grass between March and August to give the wildflowers enough time to grow, flower and sow, before a full cut in early September.

Wildflowers are a vital food source for pollinators, such as butterflies, bees, and other insects.

The wildflower sites, along with the council’s 11 roadside nature reserves, represent nearly 60 acres of native wildflower habitat in Denbighshire.


Chris B. Hall

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