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Local People Invited To Sow Seeds For Biodiversity

21 December 2018

Local people are being invited to sow seeds for biodiversity next month (11 January) when a new project will see ‘yellow rattle’ wildflowers planted in two Mid Ulster parks.

Manor Park in Moneymore and Polepatrick Park in Magherafelt are to benefit from the new flowers as part of Mid Ulster District Council’s biodiversity programme and two seed-sowing events are to mark the beginning of the project.

The new yellow rattle flowers will help establish wildflower meadows, which as well as bringing colour to the parks, are also vital for supporting and sustaining a wide range of species, including butterflies and bumblebees.

The yellow rattle seed-sowing sessions take place on Friday 11th January 2019:

  • Manor Park, Moneymore, from 10:30am to 12noon.
  • Polepatrick Park, Magherafelt from 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In addition to seed sowing, there will be a workshop on making bee homes.

Everyone is welcome and while the events are free, anyone interested in attending is asked to register by contacting Mark Edgar, Biodiversity Officer, Mid Ulster District Council, E: mark.edgar@midulstercouncil.org

These events are funded through the Bee-licious Project, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), ‘Our Heritage’ Programme and is being delivered in partnership with seven other Councils across Northern Ireland.



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