Nectar rich plants for birds and bees

Bees, butterflies and insects will feel right at home at a railway station this year.
Planting at Sandy Railway StationPlanting at Sandy Railway Station
Planting at Sandy Railway Station

A team of volunteers and staff from the RSPB and train company First Capital Connect have planted an area of the northbound platform at Sandy station with nectar rich plants.

The abundance of insects will help house sparrows and other birds to feed their young.

Mark Brandon. visitor and publicity manager at the RSPB’s Sandy reserve, said: “After the recent installation of house sparrow nest boxes at Sandy Station, First Capital Connect has kindly funded the purchase of plants to help the sparrows with a good source of insects to feed their young.

“This is a great example of a conservation charity working with a major company to help wildlife”.

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