The burst of September sunshine this week has made a very welcome change, and our ‘butterfly border’ planted in 2010 by Wildlife Where you Live programme participants is now living up to its name. The butterflies’ favourite source of nectar at the moment is a white buddleia, with up to 4 small tortoiseshell butterflies vying for the best spot on just a single … Continue reading Butterfly Bonanza
Starting last night and over the next month or so we are rolling out an Autumn Celebration and Feedback event in some of our Wildlife Where You Live Communities. This is an opportunity to review progress so far and start to plan the next practical phase of wildlife & related amenity projects. Our first event … Continue reading Seasonal Celebrations for Wildlife Where You Live
The capacity of natural processes to renew and clean water is amazing. Soil filters water on its way to wells and springs. Plants and microorganisms act as a biological purifier. At Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, we are harnessing these natural attributes to create a Wetland Ecosystem Treatment (WET) System, in anticipation of increased sewerage loads … Continue reading Things can only get wetter!
On Sunday 12th June we will be holding our annual Open Day & Green Fair. If it is wildlife that interests you then there will be pond dipping with freshwater expert Dolly, as well as 40 acres of trails through meadows and woodland yours to explore. Grace will be carving a pond life ‘mural’ beside … Continue reading Dip into Nature on Sunday 12th June