Wildflower project at Bearsden park looks set to be a growing success

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A Bearsden park will be attracting new species of butterflies and insects thanks to a wildflower meadow planting project.

Primary 6 pupils from Killermont Primary School in Bearsden have been planting a variety of nectar rich wildflowers in King George V Park near Killermont Parish Church, which will entice butterflies, bees and hoverflies into the area and protect native species.

Cowslip, Ragged Robin, Devil’s-bit Scabious and Meadow Cranesbill plants have been introduced to the area with Devil’s-bit Scabious being particularly important as an autumn nectar source for butterflies such as the Peacock butterfly before hibernation.

Depute leader of the council and convener of neighbourhood services, Councillor Ashay Ghai, said: “By taking part in this nature project the children have learned a great deal about wildflowers and how they attract vital species of insects and butterflies to an area.

“These autumn plants really brighten up King George V Park and I’d like to thank the children for all their hard work in successfully planning over 100 wildflowers which will really benefit the local environment.”

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