Volunteers help protect wildlife

RARE species of flowers as well as animals and insects have been given better protection thanks to the work of volunteers on a Huntingdonshire railway embankment. The land in Great Stukeley is a Site of Special Scientific Interest where rare wildlife such

RARE species of flowers as well as animals and insects have been given better protection thanks to the work of volunteers on a Huntingdonshire railway embankment.

The land in Great Stukeley is a Site of Special Scientific Interest where rare wildlife such as orchids, stoats and the great green bush cricket can be found.

Following work carried out at the site by Network Rail and volunteers from environmental charity, BTCV, 25 different plant species have been identified.

Ed Green, BTVC project officer, said: "The wild flowers we are trying to protect thrive in poor nutrient solid, so the grass needs removed on a regular basis.


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"When we started the site was in bad condition, but with guidance from Natural England our volunteers have made a tremendous difference."

INFORMATION: Any volunteers wanting to help or to find out more, should, visit www.btcv.org

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