wildflowers and title 'topsham road wildlife highway'
Image courtesy of Exeter City Council

Devon Wildlife Trust and Exeter City Council have teamed up to transform one of Exeter’s busiest roads into a wildlife-friendly highway.

Areas along the road have been dug and sown with wildflower seeds. Grass verges will also be allowed to grow longer in some areas, creating habitats for pollinating insects.

The initiative is part of the Exeter Wild City project, which for the past decade has seen Devon Wildlife Trust and Exeter City Council working with local communities in the city.

Creating these habitats will help connect up the city’s wild spaces, making it easier for wildlife to thrive.

How is this helping Devon reach net-zero

11.4 Goal: Establish a Land Use Framework to promote coherent long-term land-use planning for climate change and nature recovery.

11.5 Goal: Restore and enhance habitats so that they fulfil their natural potential