The tiny tots helping to bring back Manchester’s native wildflowers

To increase local access to nature, native wild flowers have been planted in pockets of green spaces across the city.

In a mission to tackle loss of city wildlife and increase local access to nature, hundreds of native wild flowers have been planted in pockets of green spaces across the city.

The North Manchester Nature Network, in partnership with Manchester City Council has been working with residents, volunteers and local community groups to achieve this.

Funded by the Cadent Foundation, the year-long project helps to create corridors for insects to travel from park to park.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has been working with volunteers and community groups to get these seedlings in the ground, including one local nursery group at Broadhurst Community Centre.

The species planted are all ones that can be found in other parts of Manchester which are missing from some of the other local parks.

Russell says that by making sure each park has a good mixture of native wild flowers “it helps create corridors for insects to travel from park to park”.