Flint residents join project to lure bees and butterflies

Reporter:

Owen Evans

BUTTERFLIES and bees are being encouraged to visit a group of residents.

Members of The Halkyn Road Residents Association in Flint were given 20 packets of wild flower seeds and a ‘bee hotel’ kit to help improve the biodiversity of their area, thanks to the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Grow Wild’ initiative.

Shelly Debono, housing officer for Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, said: “The residents have completely transformed a small area that had previously become rather overgrown.

“It’s an excellent way of reintroducing insect-friendly plants to the area at the same time as helping reconnect with the natural world.”

Louise Blackwell, community development officer for Clwyd Alyn, added: “Grow Wild is a £10.5 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund and lead by the Botanic Gardens in Kew, to inspire people to sow, grow and support UK wild flowers and it’s great that, thanks to the enthusiasm of local people, this little corner of Flint could be included.”

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