06/09/2020

Bee orchid habitat creation

Bee orchid habitat creation project at Otterspool promenade Liverpool
Ecological Restoration Solutions (UK) advised Liverpool City Council on how to deliver the project including provision of a method statement.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCR CA) and consortium of partners, including Merseytravel, the six Liverpool City Region (LCR) Local Authorities and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), has been successful in gaining funding, from the ERDF Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) programme and Transforming Cities Fund (TCF).
A small component of the grand scheme will be to create new areas of species-rich grassland and arable wildflower areas will also be created to help improve habitat connectivity on key routes.
An orchid habitat creation project will be incorporated in the planting targets, creating grassland and marginal species biodiversity improvements to better reflect local ecosystems on a semi-maritime coastal habitat at Otterspool Promenade , Liverpool. An endangered population of Bee orchid (Ophrys apifera) will be translocated from a site near to Liverpool Festival Gardens to a newly created habitat (utilising recycled crushed concrete) on Otterspool Pomenade. ERS will supervise the entire process.
This project will demonstrate the potential for extending the range of bee orchid populations using local habitat creation and bee orchid material of local provenance.

Bee orchid habitat creation

Bee orchid habitat creation project at Otterspool promenade Liverpool Ecological Restoration Solutions (UK) advised Liverpool City Counci...