We are creating a butterfly bank towards the bottom of Cardales Meadow. This will create habitat of open grassland swards. The aim is to create an area of varied aspects where herbs predominate but where there is also abundant bare ground.
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Early in February members of the group met in the meadow to decide where to place the bank and to mark out the area.
Early June – All the soil has been placed and the bank is ready to shape.
August – the bank is now shaped and awaits its covering of limestone chatter
At the end of August Longcliffe Quarries delivered 6 tons of limestone chatter and members of the group moved about 4 tons onto the bank.
The bank is now almost ready for planting butterfly friendly plants later on the year
We planted wildflower plug plants in the spring of 2019 and this is the result: