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Brownies busy creating wildflower meadows at Lichfield nature reserve

A group of Brownies have braved the cold to help create two new wildflower meadows in Lichfield.

The Brownies planting seeds at Christian Fields

The Brownies planting seeds at Christian Fields

The six volunteers from the 1st Two Gates Troop got their hands dirty at Christian Fields as part of the £100,000 community nature reserve project.

The two new meadows had been harrowed and scarified before the girls, aged between seven and ten, scattered the seeds.

Chris Walsh, Lichfield District Council’s Biodiversity Officer, said: “Many thanks to the Brownies, who, despite the rainy start, worked really hard throughout the day and managed to get both fields completely seeded.

“The new wildflower meadows will create a fantastic habitat for insects and butterflies as well as small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. It’ll also provide a beautiful burst of colour to the site throughout summer for visitors to enjoy.”

Further works are planned at Christian Fields over the next few months, including the installation of benches, picnic tables, sculptures, information panels and bird boxes.

A volunteer wrote this. Say thanks with a coffee.

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