Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park welcomes The Harvest Stomp for the second time

The Harvest Stomp took place on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 25th September 2016. This was the second year of the harvest-themed festival which celebrates food growers and produce from the local community, as well as all aspects of wildlife and conservation.

The Landscape Group idverde led two biodiversity-themed events on the day, which were a great success.

TLG idverde’s bird box workshops are always very popular and this year was no exception! Children decorated 150 bird boxes on the day, and a great variety of designs were created. The prize for the ‘Best in Show’ bird box went to Henry and Florence (aged 5 and 3) who created a bright design with a very good use of colours and feathers!

A team of volunteers and festival visitors helped TLG idverde to create a ‘Butterfly Border’ by planting 1000 wildflower plugs along a swale, including ragged robin, field scabious and cornflowers. The newly-planted plugs will enhance the habitat for butterflies as well as other pollinating insects. The park is home to a variety of butterflies, including the common blue, orange tip and comma.

Regional Operations Director Alistair Bayford was a judge for the ‘Cream of the Crop’ competition. Judging took place through the day with categories including the heaviest pumpkin, which was won by Felix (aged 3).