Posted on: 3rd August 2018
A simple change in mowing has provided a fantastic success in a pollination project Ballymena.
More than 60 rare orchids have been found in a wildflower meadow created by a County Antrim school.
The Irish Lady's Tresses were found at Cambridge House Grammar School in Ballymena. There are only 2,000 of the flowers to be found in Europe.
Northern Ireland is home to most of them.
The school set aside an area near its playing fields two years ago as part of a project to encourage pollinators.
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