Flying Start for Fife’s Buzzing Project

Wednesday 26th August 2015

One year into this exciting wildflower meadow project, the Fife’s Buzzing project has already created more than 3 hectares of native flower-rich grassland.

Buglife are grateful to the 730 volunteers, mostly local school children, who gave over 190 hours of their time and Fife Council Area Services staff who made a big contribution by preparing the ground for seed sowing.  A further 2235 people have been engaged through talks and events, including the Fife Show and Dunnikier Country Park Fayre.

The three-year partnership project between Buglife and Fife Council secured over £86,000 from Heritage Lottery Fund and Fife Environment Trust in autumn 2014.  With the support & involvement of local communities and school children, the project will see the creation of at least 16 colourful wildflower meadows in parks and greenspaces across Fife.

During the first year of the project, meadows have been created and enhanced meadows at ten parks, including Ravenscraig Park, Dunnikier Country Park and Golf Course (Kirkcaldy), Guardbridge Park (Guardbridge), Poplar Road (Methil), Silver Sands (Aberdour), Leuchatsbeath (Cowdenbeath), Public Park (Dunfermline), Cotlands Park (Kennoway) and  Riverside Park (Glenrothes). 

Further habitat creation and enhancement will take place in Autumn 2015 at Ravenscraig Park, Cotlands Park, Public Park, Riverside Park, Leuchatsbeath as well as Bumblebee Wood and Formonthills Wood (Glenrothes) and Jamphlers (Auchterderren).

If interested in volunteering at a habitat creation day and for more information about the project, please get in touch with Buglife at Scotland@buglife.org.uk or 01786 447504.