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Meadow making

Buglife are working in Radford Park with Plymouth City Council to create a new wildflower meadow as a part of the Plymouth’s Buzzing! project.

The meadow will provide a burst of colour in the summer and more food and habitat for bees, hoverflies, butterflies and other wildl

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Plymouth’s Buzzing with another award nomination

Wildflower Meadows across Plymouth have been nominated for a 2014 Abercrombie Award. The awards are a celebration of planning and design excellence within Plymouth and the effort that has gone into improving our city over recent years. Wild flower meadows have been nominated as Best Green Project. There is tough competition so please vote for Wildflower Meadows. Voting closes Thursday 6 November 2014.

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Whitleigh's Buzzing

Whitleigh has been a hive of activity lately. After site preparation of the meadow was completed by Plymouth City Council, Plymouth's Buzzing was joined on Tuesday 11 March by two local schools to make a start on planting all the plug plants. Teachers and 30 children from Shakespeare Primary School  spent an hour and a half planting around 500 wild flower plug plants. They worked from the bottom of the site up the slope and learnt about the importance of pollinators in the productio

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Whitleigh is sown to bee buzzing!

Yesterday, Plymouth's Buzzing flew over to Whitleigh to see the start of our final meadow being sown. Staff from Plymouth City Council Street Scene Services were on hand with their shiny tractors to mow the site and sow our wildflower meadow mix. Once completed, our meadow creation total for Plymouth's Buzzing will be over 5 hectares.

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More homes created in Plymouth

Last week Plymouth's Buzzing visited a new school. Although we are reaching the end of the project, we still managed to buzz across to Yealmpstone Farm Primary School to work with children to make Bug Hotels for their school meadow. We were really excited when Yealmpstone Farm Primary approaced us as they are a part of a Europeaan Schools project called Cormenius and their chosen project theme is insects. F

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Plymouth's Buzzing in Spring

Plymouth was bathed in spring sunshine this weekend, well for an hour or two. It gave us time to revist one of our meadow projects. The Family Tree site in Central Park was planted with bluebells, primroses and Crocuses last November, to provide  an early source of nectar and pollen for our pollinators. The crocuses are starting to flower now. It took a while to spot them, but once your eye caught one, plenty more were evident. &

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