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Day Nursery Children Help Plant a Bee Friendly Meadow

CHILDREN from a Newcastle day nursery are this week sowing the seeds of a project aimed at creating a real buzz during the summer months.

The youngsters will help to establish a bee-friendly wildflower meadow in a section of the grounds at Keele Cemetery, by planting a special blend of annual and perennial seeds.

It is hoped that, once established, the area will provide an attractive and diverse habitat for a variety of creatures, including bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

Around seven children and helpers from Keele University Day Nursery will join the Borough Council’s Community Project Co-ordinator Bev Sutton and Community Development Officer Simon Long for the seed-planting session at 10.30am on Thursday, 2 March.

A return visit to the site will be arranged in the summer for the children to see the results of their work.

 
 
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