Planting for Pollinators
Sark’s cliff tops, roadsides and meadows are buzzing with butterflies, bees and other insects but, to give nature a helping hand, two fields have been set aside and planted with special seed mixtures to feed our wildlife. The meadow at the Coupée has a mixture of wildflowers aimed at attracting pollinators, and benches to attract people to come and watch them. Near the Island Hall is the Project Sunflower field, now in its third year, which provides flowers for pollinators during the summer and seeds for birds through the autumn and winter.
Pictures by Sue Daly
The wildflower meadow at the Coupée
A bumble bee on tufted vetch
Phacelia & corn marigolds in the Project Sunflower field
Perennial chicory in the Project Sunflower field