Going wild for wildlife
Council and residents in planting spree
WILDLIFE will soon be setting up home in Bonnyfield Nature Park in Bonnybridge thanks to a community woodland planting project.
Falkirk Council and local residents joined forces to improve the environment of the park, as well as create a space for families to enjoy.
Native trees and shrubs, including silver birch, rowan, blackthorn, hazel and elder, were all planted and will provide habitats for a range of birds including wrens, blue tits, great tits, robins, as well as hedgehogs and many insects.
The planting work was carried out by members of the management group, council staff and residents of Woodlea Gardens, and supervised by staff from the British Trust of Conservation Volunteers.
Environment and heritage committee convener Councillor Robert Spears said: "This is an important step towards transforming the site into an excellent facility for residents and wildlife."
Future work in the park will include constructing a footpath and improving access.
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