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Butterfly City Official Launch

Saturday October 26th will see the launch of the Butterfly City project.

This project has been over 6 months in the making and is in partnership with over 20 different community groups, businesses and schools.

On the launch we will be showcasing how we will be planting over 3000 Alder Buckthorn trees across the city to make Hull the UK’s first Butterfly City. These Buckthorn trees attract the Brimstone butterfly, one of the most beautiful of our species in the UK.  With this mass planting in the first year of what we aim to be an on -going project, beginning with the adoption of the sulphur-yellow Brimstone butterfly. A healthy Buckthorn is all the Brimstone’s caterpillar needs to grow happily. The decline in insects is dramatic and already impacting on pollination. Bees love the tiny Buckthorn flowers as well so the more the merrier.

The country is in a climate crisis and by raising awareness of the issue and starting this project we are taking steps towards helping Hull become a greener place to be.

So come join us at Trinity Square from 1-3pm Saturday 26th October and find our more about what we can all achieve together in making our city a cleaner, greener place to live. Below is an image telling you more about the Buckthorn, Butterflies and Bees, please have a read and I hope to see you Saturday!

Emma

Butterlflies Bees and Buckthorn

 

 

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