It will look at different ways of managing semi natural grasslands to show how small changes in management give big benefits to biodiversity and ecosystem services. A major outcome will be the production of a practical management toolkit, covering all aspects of this project that any organisation can use to show the benefits and implement similar improved operations in their management.
The project will identify trial verges and amenity grassland sites in order to:
  • - highlight and develop a range of management options
  • - assess biodiversity, ecosystem services and cost benefits of this alternative management
  • - train land managers and volunteers in management options, grassland selection, species identification, Invasive Alien Species and monitoring
  • - promote the benefits to wider public

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Riverside Park, Ballymoney, was the focus of a wildflower wander on Friday 21 July, lead by the Don't Mow, Let It Grow team.

Although the sun was struggling to shine the flowers were in fine bloom with bumblebees and butterflies out enjoying their nectar. The wildflower wander took in the five Don't Mow Let It Grow meadow areas in the park, which boast a stunning array of wildflowers including selfheal, common spotted orchid, greater birdsfoot trefoil, yellow rattle, tufted and bush vetch to name but a few. The group was also lucky to see common carder and white-tailed bumblebees, and green-veined white and ringlet butterflies feeding on the plentiful wildflowers.
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