The Verges and Wildflower Group was set up to encourage appreciation of the wealth of wild flowers on the verges around the village. The group monitors the the effect of different regimes of cutting the verges and notes any changes. The Group would like to encourage the timing of cutting the verges that will best improve the variety of wild flowers. The verges in this part of East Yorkshire are wide and flat, often with ditches next to the hedge. The flowers attract butterflies, bees and other insects. Birds feed on the seed heads and barn owls patrol the stretches of long grass looking for mice and voles. A long unbroken stretch of colourful flowers, particularly along Langrickgate, is a lovely welcoming sight as you enter the village.
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