Since 2017 areas above the football pitches in Peel Park have been left un-mown, and gradually, flower and grass species have increased whilst crickets, grasshoppers, bees and butterflies have returned to feed and breed in these patches of long grass. Excitingly, a pyramidal orchid burst into bloom here this summer, and we hope others will follow suit next year.
In the autumn, a strip of grass along the southern end will be replanted with species-rich grassland, and within a year or two, we should all enjoy seeing a wealth of plants and pollinators enjoying this new habitat. And there are other projects in the pipeline too.
Volunteer for a day (late September, early October) to help the biodiversity group rake the ground and sow wildflower seeds along the bank in Peel Park where it borders the houses in Fenswood Road. This will create a gorgeous display to attract insects over the next couple of years. You'll be fully supervised and given a square to work on so you can watch them flowers grow! Interested? Contact Cllr Liz Anderson email@example.com