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Podcast: Marvellous Meadows of Tayport

By 23rd April 2020No Comments
Marvellous Meadows of Tayport podcast

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How many pollinators can you find on one wild carrot flower? And what exactly is a pollinator? Listen to find out!

In this podcast episode, Kaska and Johanna Willi, Fife Council’s Biodiversity Officer, marvel at the flowers, bugs and beasties which can be found in Tayport’s wildflower meadows established by Fife’s Buzzing project. PLANT volunteers turned out in force to do the sowing and planting in the Spring of 2016. We hear about the extraordinary benefits of this project for protection of these rapidly vanishing natural spaces locally and how it’s already helped our precious pollinator dwellers. You also get tips on how to make home for pollinators in your own backyard.

Project team was careful to involve Tayport community in selecting the meadow sites, they held consultation ‘drop-in’ event with the Community Council, and also consulted park users in the Common.

Fife’s Buzzing was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Fife Environment Trust. Partners in the project included Fife Council and Buglife Scotland.

Land owners involved ac included The Woodland Trust Scotland, Fife Golf Trust, St Andrews Botanic Garden, CommScope, Dalbeath farm, Fife Council.

Resources:

Exploring pollinators – backyard science:

Ideas on how to support pollinators in your garden:

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People Learning About Nature in Tayport (PLANT) is a Tayport Community Trust subgroup which works to achieve TCT’s overall aim of promoting a vibrant and sustainable community, with improved quality of life, specifically through projects involving growing food and flowers, while enhancing Tayport’s natural environment. A key aim is to establish a community garden. Tayport Community Trust, Registered Charity No. SCO42558, Company No. SC350253, Registered Office: 10 Broad Street Tayport DD6 9AJ

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