There is a chance to visit Langdyke’s newest reserve – Marholm Field Bank, on Monday July 1 at 4pm.
There have been two work parties there over the winter, to take out all of the invasive scrub that was threatening to overshadow the amazing array of wildflowers that have established themselves there over the last thirty years.
The site is owned by Highways England and there is no public access, so this is one of those rare opportunities when visitors are able to get on site and have a look around to see just how much better the place is with all of the hard work.
Mike Horne says: “To help us celebrate the success, tea, coffee and cake will be served free of charge, and all you need to do is to turn up with a smile and enjoy wandering through a very lovely display of wildflowers. (Please email me if you’re not sure of the location.)” Mike.Horne@langdyke,org.uk
How to get there
If you’re driving, please park on the old Peterborough Road (down towards Ferry Bridge) and walk back up and over the bridge. The road verges near the site are also pretty amazing when it comes to orchids and other wildflowers, and it’d be too ironic for words if we managed to crush all the orchids and other amazing wildflowers on the verges by parking our cars on top of them when going along to appreciate all the orchids and other amazing wildflowers on the reserve!
Mike has recently been informed that the site has been entered into a national competition – the ‘Big Biodiversity Challenge’ award, by our friends at Kier, for all of the great work that’s been done .Check out the link to the competitions website; https://www.bigchallenge.info/