Denbighshire residents can ‘bee’ a part of the county’s growing biodiversity.
Travelling across the county, signs showing a happy bee can be spotted at many places.
This sign signifies Denbighshire County Council’s Bee friendly status awarded by the Welsh Government and is the prime signpost for the Council’s Wildflower Meadows Project
This project aims to restore and increase the amount of habitat available throughout the county for pollinators and wildlife.
The sites are left uncut between March and August, except a small border mown around each site, allowing flowers to set seed, and ensuring that the meadow provides the greatest benefit to wildlife.
At the end of the season, the whole site will be cut with specialist mowing equipment, and the cuttings will be removed. The process helps lower the richness of the soil, and creates the low-nutrient ground that our native wildflowers and grasses need to thrive.
Most of our sites, which have all year round plants, tend to be at their best for visual colour from the middle of May onwards and they can be easily reached by just keeping an eye out for the bee friendly signs.
Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “Our biodiversity team has worked very hard since 2019 to establish our wildflower meadows. Many of these sites are home to a lot of varied plants, some even classed as rare and that’s down to the work of our staff and the support of the communities surrounding these sites.
“I would ask resident to keep an eye out for the bee friendly logo, many sites you can visit and they are well worth a look to how these areas are regenerating the perfect biodiversity for local flowers and insects to thrive in, supporting our environment.”