Biodiversity across the district

We work to encourage biodiversity across the district. Here we outline some of our recent projects.

Beacon Park

  • 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
  • Hedgelaying 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