Butterflies, foxes and ducks are just a few members of Slough’s hidden wildlife captured on ground breaking motion cameras powered by green technology.

Three motion sensor cameras, powered by plant microbial fuel cells, were placed in parks in the borough in the summer.

In a European first, the borough is the first place where the cameras are being used outside of trials by green tech pioneers in the Netherlands.

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The cameras are powered by bioelectricity created by the chemical reaction between plant roots and bacteria in the soil.

Cllr Rob Anderson, cabinet member for transport and environmental services, said: “The cameras have already proved to be extremely successful and we have captured evidence of our expanding biodiversity in a digital format."

Along side this, thousands of trees are to be planted this autumn in the second phase of planting as part of the Urban Tree Challenge Fund.

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Funding was secured by Slough from the Forestry Commission at the beginning of the year to plant 9,051 trees at 31 locations across 13 wards. The council match funded the amount and the money will be used to plant and cultivate the trees over the next four years.

More are about to be planted in a further 26 sites across the borough adding to those already in Godolphin Recreation Ground, Farnham Lane, Scafell Park, Harvey Park and Faraday Recreation Ground.