In 2021 we started our sea thrift project by replanting one of our planters outside the reptilarium with Sea Thrift, a native coastal wildflower and important pollinator. The aim being to make sure the plants survive in our location and to act as a seed bank to spread to the surrounding area. Historically sea thrift used to be in the Country Park but for whatever reason in recent years the plants have declined.
This year after the success of the planter, we sourced more thrift plants and have begun planting them in locations around the country park, once the plants establish they should begin to spread naturally which will be a huge benefit to the bees in the area.
The next phase of the project is to start harvesting a number of the seed heads to propogate more plants to further plant more out year on year.