Volunteers Brighten Brinsley With Woodland Wildflowers

Volunteers Brighten Brinsley With Woodland Wildflowers

28/02/19 - On Sunday 24th February the Mayor of Broxtowe was joined by volunteers from the Friends of Brinsley Headstocks and the Practical Conservation Volunteers to plant woodland wildflowers on the Green Flag award winning Brinsley Headstocks Local Nature Reserve as part of the Broxtowe Borough Council Clean and Green initiative.

Volunteers plant wildflowers at Brinsley Headstocks

The group worked in a newly coppiced area of woodland that was planted in 2000 to celebrate the Millennium. Coppicing is a woodland craft that involves cutting selected trees to the ground and allowing them to regrow, providing sustainable timber for traditional fencing, hurdles and hedgelaying. Coppiced woodland also provides a tremendous habitat for wildlife and the group planted hundreds of bluebells, primroses and wood anemones which will make a fantastic spring display for years to come in addition to providing food plants and nectar for a variety of wildlife.

The project and wildflowers were funded by United Living, one of the Council's Modernisations Partners.

The Friends of Brinsley Headstocks are always looking for new volunteers, if you would like to get involved conserving this important site they would love to hear from you on their website. (Opens in a New Window)

The Practical Conservation Volunteers undertake practical conservation projects on nature reserves, parks and green spaces to fulfil their vision of a better environment where people of all cultures are valued, included and involved. Working in partnership with local authorities and other landowners, they develop and implement projects that transform outdoor spaces, enhance people's wellbeing and enable people to contribute positively to their community.

For more information you can contact them on 07739447979 or 01332 864581 or email: practicalconservationvolunteers@outlook.com

Find out more and download a Clean and Green resource pack.


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