This week, Buglife and Bede’s World museum are creating a new wildflower meadow in Jarrow. Staff will be working alongside volunteers from the Department of Work and Pensions to plant around 1000 wildflower plants in grasslands within the Bede’s World village.
Ben Hudson, Bede’s World Volunteer Manager said “As part of the 'Making a B-Line for the North East Project', this new wildflower meadow will provide vital food (nectar and pollen) for a whole range of insect pollinators, from bumblebees to moths, and butterflies to hoverflies; all of which have declined across much of the UK. It will also provide an area for school children to learn about bees and other pollinators.
Paul Evans, Buglife’s B-Lines Manager said “It’s exciting that another area of greenspace in the North East will become full of flowers and alive with bees and butterflies. This is just one of several sites across the north east where we are creating meadows.”
Buglife are asking for local communities in the North East region to get in touch with ideas of where other wildflower meadows can be created.