Like others, we are aiming to support the recovery of biodiversity by giving space to nature. In our case this includes leaving areas for wildflowers, which are both lovely to look at and support a huge range of insect species. To do this we delay cutting the grass, so the snowdrops and bluebells are followed by the cow parsley and other wildflowers and we only move on to cutting the grass once the wild flowers have been given a chance to shed their seeds. We have seen increasing populations of wild flowers as a result, but it does make the late cut a challenging task for our volunteers.
We were joined this week by St Mary’s primary students, who did a fun range of activities including weeding, den building and sport.
So a busy day for all.