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Wild about Barrow

Are you wild about Barrow?  Then, young or old, this exciting new group is for you.  It’s called Wild About Barrow and is part of Barrow in Bloom.  It is all about improving the natural environment in our parish.   Nature is in trouble and needs our help. 

Over the coming months we will be sowing wildflower seeds in the Millennium Park, as mentioned in Barrow in Bloom, and other projects. There will be a Tree Of The Month and Nature Notes on things to see and do.

Volunteers are very welcome.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us at wildaboutbarrow@gmail.com.  We’ll let you know when we are planting the seeds in Spring and hope you’ll join us.

 

 

 

Photo from Landlife Wildflowers where we bought our wildflower seeds

The seed mix  supports bees, butterflies and other pollinators as 92% of the wildflowers included in this mixture are recommended by the Royal Horticultural Society  as ‘Perfect for Pollinators’.

 

 

 

 

 


Wildflowers:

Wildflowers are coming!  Wild About Barrow has officially adopted its first verge to increase native wildflowers and encourage other wildlife to flourish.  Barrow has joined the Blue Campaign for rewilding Britain, along with over 40 other Leicestershire parishes.

The verge is located at the Cotes Road/Willow Road roundabout and looks out onto the Soar valley.  Read all about it here

In January the Parish Council agreed to Wild About Barrow taking on its management. In early February 21, Leicestershire County Council put blue heart plaques on the verge to mark the site as being managed for wildlife and as a reminder not to cut the grass.  


Tree of the Month:

Wild About Barrow is awarding the Tree of the Month to any notable tree in our parish so if you have noticed an outstanding tree please send a photo with details of where it can be found and why you think it deserves this honour to wildaboutbarrow@gmail.com.  It may be its unusual shape, beautiful colour or flowers, sheer size, value to wildlife or something else.

We will select the winner and post it on Facebook, and the village website, with details of the nominee. 

February 2021 Tree of the Month: Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) Nottingham Road 

January 2021 Tree of the Month: Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus lebani) Holbourne Close

 


Nature Notes:      

If you have any ideas of what to see or what to do for the natural environment please send contributions to wildaboutbarrow@gmail.com

February 2021 Nature Notes

January 2021 Nature Notes

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Last Updated. 14-February-2021 By Barrow Footpaths Group