How a crematorium has helped the county’s wildlife

Trevor Taylor, Biodiversity Planning Officer at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust,  explains how well-thought out planning can actually increase the amount of wildlife in Derbyshire.

AS YOU WALK through a spectacular wildflower display of ox-eye daisy, bird’s-foot-trefoil, common knapweed, tufted vetch and other species, clouds of meadow brown and ringlet butterflies take to the air, grasshoppers chirp in the background and a buzzard soaring overhead is mobbed by an angry, screaming kestrel; you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were wandering though one of the few wildflower-rich meadows remaining in lowland Derbyshire…

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