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GRASS VERGE - RUSKIN AVENUE, ROGERSTONE
The grass verge area at Ruskin Avenue, Rogerstone is currently being managed as a meadow to promote the growth of the Bee Orchid. The management regime includes cutting the site twice per year, which involves leaving the arising’s for a few days to enable the seeds to drop off. The Bee Orchid is an internationally protected species under Section 13 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981.
The Bee Orchid is an attractive orchid with several small flowers, which mimics a female Bee both in scent and appearance. The flower tricks the male bee into landing which enables pollen transfer. However the Bee Orchid is able to self-pollinate in the absence of a suitable insect pollinator. Bee Orchids may only flower once in their lifetime, which explains their erratic behaviour – large numbers some years and disappearing the next.
Any enquiries about this area or any other biodiversity issues please contact Lucy Kelly at Newport City Council on 01633 656656.
GOLF & TENNIS
Good news - the Community Council has agreed to make no charge to members of the public for the use of the miniature golf course (opens the end of May) and the tennis courts for this season.
Please click on 'Welfare Grounds' on the left for the opening and closing times of these facilities, and for deposit charges.