Community Meadow for Kinsman Estate
Families enjoyed the autumn sunshine whilst making a community meadow at Kinsman, Bodmin on Sunday 10th October.
The area at the entrance to the estate is being enhanced for biodiversity through the Green Infrastructure for Growth 2 programme, 'making Space for Nature', and the meadow has been created on a large grass verge, with meadows representing a much richer habitat, supporting a greater diversity and abundance of species compared to traditionally mown grass. Though iconic in the British landscape, the twentieth century saw a 98% decrease in the variety of wildflowers in the UK countryside.
The wildflowers being planted and sown have been selected for their value to pollinating insects, like bees and hoverflies among others, and will provide a colourful welcome to the area for everyone to enjoy come next spring.