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Volunteers support national Friends of the Earth campaign in Darlington
A WILDFLOWER meadow has been planted in Darlington in support of a national campaign to boost bee numbers.
Cummins staff joined Scouts and Friends of Maidendale Nature Reserve and Friends of the Earth members in planting around 100 square metres of meadow at the reserve, off Salters Lane.
It is hoped that the flowers will bloom next year and provide an ideal habitat for bees, whose numbers have fallen in recent years.
The planting initiative is part of Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause campaign, which sees the charity provide wildflower seeds to community groups in the hope of increasing the number of bee-friendly meadows across the country.
Dave Preston, secretary of the nature reserve trust, thanked everyone involved in the planting and said he was keen to work with other groups in the Eastbourne area to create more meadows.
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