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Wildflower meadow created in village cemetery
5:57pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
A WILDFLOWER meadow has been created in a village graveyard, which will help preserve rare plants.
Villagers in Lockton, on the North York Moors, have created a wildflower meadow in the local church cemetery.
The village’s parish council and the parochial church council identified an area within the village suitable for the project and with advice and guidance from the North York Moors National Park Authority, created a wildflower meadow.
Wildflower seeds have already been scattered and in Spring the area should contain plants such as yellow rattle, bird’s foot trefoil, ox-eye daisy, knapweed and yarrow.
The project is part of the North York Moors National Park’s Habitat Connectivity Programme, which aims to improve the natural environment in towns, villages and the countryside by improving wildlife habitats and improving links between them so wildlife can move around.
A group of residents formed a volunteer group to carry out the work.
To find out more about the Linking Landscapes work in the national park, ring Ami Walker on; 01439-772700 or email; email@example.com
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