Binswood Allotments Butterfly Sanctuary

Progress for May

Binswood butterfly sanctuary

IMG_0715-1We have a very neglected area adjacent to our Borrowdale Drive entrance that for various reasons is unsuitable for use as an allotment plot. Over the years there have been attempts to tidy it but the nettles and brambles will keep growing! In 2014 it was proposed that we turn the area into a butterfly/wildlife conservation area.Over the past year we have been developing this.

 

 

 

 

 

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The area was cleared of brambles, mown to keep the grass down. Raised beds were constructed for perennial plants attractive to butterflies. This year a small pond was constructed and the remaining area sown as a wildflower meadow with a mixture of grasses, annual and perennial wild flowers. A butterfly information panel will be erected and some natural bench seating provided.

 

Click here to read more about the Binswood Allotments

 

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