Biodiversity across the district
We work to encourage biodiversity across the district. Here we outline some of our recent projects.
- Bee Bunker - we created a sand-filled cut-out of a giant bee to act as a nesting site for solitary bees who like overgrown grass, earth and sand to nest in.
- Loggery - provides a habitat for deadwood species.
- Native tree planting
- Woodland planting
- Reducing the mowing on our golf course through the planting of 2,000 trees
- Creating buffer zones around our watercourses to increase biodiversity
- Replanting trees which have had to be removed
- Planting bee friendly plants in our herbaceous borders
- Hedgelaying and hedge creation
Across the district
- Planting 100 trees in Burntwood Park in 2019
- Planting 1,500 trees at Darnford Park in 2014
- Hedelaying at Darnford Park, Christian Fields and Church Street Open Space
- Countryside and Parks Conservation Group - volunteer events focusing on conservation tasks with at least two events a month
- Traditional coppicing of woodlands across the district
- Scrub clearance across our heathland sites
- Working together with likeminded groups, such as Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Staffordshire Invertebrate Fair, Canal trust, Lichfield City Council, Burton Conservation Volunteers and many more with regular joint work parties
- Removing invasive species across the district
- Reducing our mowing intensity across sites, such as Larks Rise and St Anne's Churchyard
- Wildflower/plug planting across sites to encourage meadow species