Wirral schoolchildren help create butterfly and bee park

Wirral Globe: Wirral’s mayor and mayoress, Cllr Dave and Sue Mitchell, with Cllr Brian Kenny, children, teachers and governors from Lingham Primary School, members of the Brooke Community Association and members of the public at the park's opening. Wirral’s mayor and mayoress, Cllr Dave and Sue Mitchell, with Cllr Brian Kenny, children, teachers and governors from Lingham Primary School, members of the Brooke Community Association and members of the public at the park's opening.

STAFF and pupils from Lingham Primary School in Moreton helped create a butterfly and bee park after being asked to take part in a community project.

The Brook Community Association and Wirral Council have been busy over the last twelve months improving a neglected strip of land near the school.

With the decline of butterflies and bees, it was vital to encourage these insects to feed and breed, so, to that end a variety of plants, bushes and trees have been planted.

A spokesman for the association said: "As this is a community based project, the Wirral Scouts helped to clear the land of cans, bottles and debris. In total 25 bin bags were collected and disposed of properly.

"The next job was to clear an overgrown area to give more access to the public footpath.

"At this point, we created various features along the footpath and in time, they will add colour and wildlife habitats for all to enjoy."

The association approached Lingham Primary School with the intention of involving local children in the park's creation.

The children were given the job of sowing wild flower seeds. The latest phase of their commitment was to plant a Royal Oak Tree.

This tree was donated by the Woodland Trust, the acorn it grew from fell from a tree in one of the Royal Estates.

 

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12:54pm Thu 19 Dec 13

naughtykitties says...

Wouldn't allotments have been good for bees and butterflies?
Wouldn't allotments have been good for bees and butterflies? naughtykitties

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