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Walk around wildflower area at Poulton Hall.

2 July @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Come and see how this 1993 potato field has been transformed into a wildflower grassland full of biodiversity .

Celebrate national meadow day with a tour of the wildflower grasslands adjacent to Poulton Hall. The parkland consists of a 3.5 acre wildflower meadow enclosed by nearly 400 metres of nine species hedgerow, which links four copses to make a wildlife corridor between two areas of woodland. The nine native species, chosen to provide flowers and fruits and winter cover, are: hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel, alder, dog rose, guelder rose, oak, beech and holly. It is sometimes grazed by rare breed sheep. The hedgerow has been laid by volunteers from Cheshire Wildlife Trust Wirral Branch, with some plants left to grow into trees. It is mown annually and the cuttings removed. Finer grasses have now taken over, yellow rattle is well-established, and marsh-orchids are thriving. If the sun is out look for meadow brown butterflies.

Meet up by the entrance desk to the formal gardens just by the Ha _Ha at 2.30 pm

Organiser

Wirral Wildlife
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Venue

Poulton Hall
Poulton Road, Birkenhead, CH63 9LN
Birkenhead, CH63 9LN GB
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