Frome Town Council’s Rangers will be joining forces with Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Magnificent Meadows team for the next year to create a species-rich wildflower meadow on the Old Showfield.
Ranger Dave Krzyzosiak explains: “We’re really excited to be working with the Wildlife Trust on this project.”
“Meadow habitats are incredibly important; they support all sorts of wildlife, including fungi, bees, butterflies & reptiles. Yet they’re one of the most threatened habitats across the UK; it’s estimated that we have less than 2% of the wildflower meadows now that existed in the 1930s. Redressing this trend is one of our fundamental aims for the Showfield.”
“Meadows aren’t just habitats either” added Jake Chant, part of the Magnificent Meadows team. “They’re bright, colourful & vibrant landscapes, too – and by this time next year everyone will be able to enjoy a beautiful and ecologically important meadow – within minutes of the town centre.”
You can find out more about the project this Bank Holiday Monday (30 May), when Council Staff and the Wildlife Trust’s Magnificent Meadowers will be on the Old Showfield between 10am and lunchtime.
“We’ll be set up near the play area – so come over and have a chat; ask any questions you might have; and generally find out a bit more about what we’re doing and when things will be happening” said Jake.
Alternatively, you can find out more by calling in to the Council’s office on Palmer Street; or visiting www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk