A WILDFLOWER meadow will be created at a park in Prestatyn to boost pollinating insects.

Denbighshire County Council has planted native species including pink sorrell at Fford Parc Bodnant as part of its plans to improve biodiversity.

It meadow, sized at about 0.4 acres, will be located along the outer edge of the park and includes the area between the road and the wooden fence line.

It will not have an impact on how the rest of the site is used by residents, the council said.

“As part of the council’s ongoing commitment to enhancing biodiversity across the county, nearly 60 sites, including highway verges, footpath edges, cycleways and amenity grasslands, are being managed to create wildflower meadows," a council spokesperson said.

"As well as protecting wildflowers, the meadows are also supporting the welfare of native insects to the Denbighshire area."

In April, the council identified an additional 29 sites for its Wildflower Project, which will carry out wildflower planting on highway verges, footpath edges, cycleways and amenity grasslands.

The meadows are managed in line with Plantlife’s Managing Grassland Road Verges guidelines, which prohibit grass cutting between March and August to give wildflowers enough time to grow, flower, and set seed, before a full cut in early September.

Wildflowers provide a vital food source for pollinators, such as butterflies, bees and other insects.

The wildflower sites, along with the council’s 11 Roadside Nature Reserves, make up almost 60 acres of provenance wildflower habitat in Denbighshire.