VOLUNTEERS came together at Arkholme Close, Carnforth, on Monday to create two ‘wildlife patches’.

These are wildflower habitats which will benefit insect life such as bees, hoverflies and beetles.

The wildlife patch project, which also involves Lancaster, is the result of a collaboration between Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), the Canal and Rivers Trust and Community Pollinator Patches.

It is part of ‘Bee Together’, a programme aiming to involve local communities in creating habitats for pollinators.

Catherine Mercer, Bee Together officer at the Clapham-based YDMT, said: “Schemes such as this are vital if we are to reverse the decline in pollinators.

“We’re really excited to be collaborating with two local organisations to increase the food and nesting sites available to bees and other pollinators in the area.”