26th July 2021
Wildflower update at the Dell
In early April residents, their children, Town Councillors and Peacehaven Town Council Staff sowed wildflower seeds which have now began to flourish.
This was the start of a project in the Dell that will include a water refill station, a wildflower interpretation board and a Heritage Board that will describe the history of the Theatre / Cinema that once stood on the site.
This site might still seem bare at first glance but take a closer look and you will be surprised at what you find! Chalk grassland is a precious yet vulnerable landscape that can host as many as 40 different plant species in just one square metre.
The wildflowers found on chalk grassland sites provide a crucial source of food for butterflies and bees.
The site forms part of a ‘bee corridor’ along the coastline which helps link fragmented habitats and boost pollinator numbers. Bees, butterflies, beetles, wasps and flies all carry out vital work pollinating our food crops, but many species have seen huge declines.