Encourage Wildlife in Castletroy Park

Sean Hartigan and Brian Leddin of the Green Party after being elected to Limerick City and County Council. Picture Brendan Gleeson

LIMERICK Council has been asked to improve the environment for wildlife in Castletroy Park to encourage birds and insects.

According to Green Party councillor Seán Hartigan, Castletroy Town Park is an area with which could be easily managed for wildlife.

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“By reducing the grass cutting regime, areas could be left for wildflowers to develop which would provide much needed habitat for bees and other pollinators many of which are in danger of extinction,” Cllr Hartigan claimed.

“A small change to the grass cutting schedule in Castletroy Park to reduce the frequency of cutting would give wildlife a chance, especially around playing pitches and grass verges,” he added.