Really wild show

First published in Letters

I AM writing to congratulate Torfaen council on their show of wildflowers this summer. Having spent quite some time in the county filming a new series for BBC Wales over the past few months, I have been delighted to see several roadsides and roundabouts carpeted in a dazzling array of wildflowers. Two weeks ago, towards the end of the spell of hot weather, these flowers were buzzing with bees and I saw six different species of butterflies feeding on nectar at one roundabout. At a time when we have lost over 98 per cent of our flower-rich hay meadows in Wales, areas like this are a godsend to our pollinators.

Iolo Williams, naturalist and broadcaster

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