AN art initiative in Barrow has started its new project aimed at exploring, enhancing and reinvigorating the boroughs green spaces.

The Landscape Working Party from Art Gene gets locals involved in activities helping them to discover the diverse local environment.

The initiative has so far distributed local wildflower species throughout the borough, helping to create green corridors throughout the town for people and wildlife to enjoy.

They are also holding more activities throughout the summer holidays for all to enjoy.

On August 12 there will be the Mountains and Molehills event where attendees will explore the history of Barrow's artificial mountain with ecologists and history experts.

There will also be a field study on Walney where children and adults can learn about the different wild things that live and grow on the field.

All events are free to attend but there are limited places so booking is essential.

Eve Mulholland, Barrow, Coastal Team Landscape Engagement Coordinator, who organises these events, said: "Barrow is a unique town set amongst an incredible landscape. There’s great potential in our local area and so much to explore."

Art Gene have already held a range of events such as rock pooling in Earnse Bay with Natural England, butterfly walks, exploring the grasslands and ponds of Walney, wildflower surveying and mini beast hunts.

For more information call Eve Mullholand 01229 825085.