July 25, 2024

Nature partners are coming together to give residents a behind the scenes look at a Prestatyn coastal habitat.

As part of the first Wildflower Week, Denbighshire County Council’s Biodiversity team will be joined by Buglife Cymru at a pop event in Prestatyn on June 7.

Running from 10am until 2pm, the event on the wildflower meadow next to beach road east carpark will give residents the chance to dive deeper into how this local area of land is providing a boost for biodiversity.

The Council’s Wildflower Meadows Project started in 2019 and has seen over 10,000 individual plants recorded across all sites involved so far.

This year, along with the county roadside nature reserves which take the total number of wildflower sites up to 140, there will be just over 70 acres of meadows helping and protecting local nature.

Meadows on the coast have become homes for rare plants such as hounds tongue and spotted medick and one Prestatyn site has both pyramidal orchids and spotted medick.

The Council’s Biodiversity team will be on hand to help visitors explore the meadows and also explain how the project as a whole is making a difference across the county.

Buglife Cymru will also open the door on how the wildflower meadow is improving home life for a diversity of invertebrates every year.

Cofnod (The Local Environmental Records Centre for North Wales) will also be on hand to record any surveys completed about the site by the public on the day to help build a stronger look at how the meadow is generating support for the local biodiversity.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport and Biodiversity Champion, said: “This is a great chance to see one of our meadows up close and personal to really learn about the important work this project is doing not just in Prestatyn but across the county.

“I would encourage any nature lovers, local community or visitors to Prestatyn to stop by the site on the day as this collaboration will really open up to you the supportive roles our wildflower meadows play for biodiversity.”

The event will be located in the meadow area next to Beach Road East Carpark in Prestatyn, come and find us.

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Please check the Council’s social media for the latest event timetables and information.

This project has also been funded by Welsh Government, through the Local Nature Partnerships Cymru ENRaW project.

If you need further information, please email [email protected]