|Bee orchid at Big Yellow Storage, photo by Chris Durdin|
I must declare an interest. I first noticed bee orchids here in 2009, just before a man with a strimmer reached them. That year they were left uncut, marked with a stick but the grass cut round them.
From that small step forward, I’ve been encouraging the Big Yellow team to leave more and more grass uncut. This year it’s all been left and it’s created a wonderful meadow in the heart of Norwich.
|Ox-eye daisies, photo by Chris Durdin|
Do pop along, perhaps when you’re shopping in Norwich. And please call in and say “well done” to Helder and his colleagues – it deserves encouragement.
Chris Durdin leads monthly wildlife walks at NWT Thorpe Marshes. Details of monthly walks on www.honeyguide.co.uk/thorpemarshes