|Honey bee on Green Alkanet|
I found a wide variety of native flowers:
Once upon a time, Footpath 99 was a route along a field boundary towards a well, it can be seen on old maps dating back to the 1800s. It is a green corridor linking gardens and aiding biodiversity in the present
and a corridor in time linking back to our rural past through the flora of long gone fields and hedgerows.
A couple were tidying up an adjoining area of garages and when I stopped to talk I was delighted to hear that Hedgehogs are regular users of Footpath 99. Slow worms have been seen and a little while back a Grass Snake was spotted. It was agreed that Footpath 99 needed some attention but, on the plus side, nettles discouraged unwelcome
visitors and the drug users. It seems there can be some advantages to an urban footpath being a bit overgrown!
Did you know?
The stinging nettle is one of the most important native plants for wildlife in the UK. Learn more....
Nettles and wildlife: http://www.nettles.org.uk/nettles/wildlife.asp
Our Hedgehogs are declining, we’ve lost a third of all our hedgehogs in ten years. You can help...
Hedgehog Street: https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/