Wildflower show for all to enjoy in Carnmoney Hill

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The Woodland Trust has created five wildflower meadows on Carnmoney Hill for the public to enjoy the stunning array of nature on display.

The hill’s vibrant display includes meadow buttercup and yellow rattle, with scatterings of bird’s foot trefoil, ox-eye daisy, red clover and red campion.

The wildflower meadows have been created by the Woodland Trust with support from Biffa Award and Ikea.

Michael Topping, the Woodland Trust’s new contracts manager, said: “The wildflowers will be at their best during July and August.

“They’ve really blossomed with the recent good weather, and we hope that local people and visitors will make a point of exploring and enjoying Carnmoney this summer.

“The meadows are a valuable habitat for numerous insects, from hoverflies and bees to butterflies and moths.

“And they, of course, attract other creatures. We’ve certainly noticed more birds, such as swallows, swifts and house martins.”

Visitors are advised to wear sturdy footwear and prepare for some steep hills, for more information go to www.woodlandtrust.org.uk.