From the Outdoor Nation Website
Creating the right experience of nature for children has instant results and can bring a lifelong connection with green spaces and the natural world, writes Professor Catharine Ward Thompson
see the full text here: http://outdoornation.org.uk/
Some of the UK’s most threatened and best-loved bird species are continuing to decline, according to results from the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch survey 2013, released today.
Click the RSPB link for more information, and go to the bottom of their page for wildlife gardening tips especially for your garden
Harvestman – Picture taken in Orchard Park garden in Autumn
Follow the link above for tips and the positive aspects of making your garden bug friendly
Come along to the Orchard Park Community Centre
on 10th April, from: 1.30-4.00pm
An event suitable adults and children of all abilities, you can learn some simple woodwork skills making nest boxes and insect homes using recycled wood prepared by Cambridge WoodWorks.
There will be a talk on wildlife you could see at Orchard Park, and a guided walk to show different habitats and identification of some of the creatures we encounter. Plus competitions, quizzes and colouring organized by the Wildlife Trust – have a go and see what you can win.
We hope some people will be interested in activities for wildlife throughout the year, there will be an opportunity to let us know what you’d like to do to help wildlife here at Orchard Park.
CWW came to install my raised bed and pond today. It’s made out of reclaimed wood. I’m looking forward to growing things, and finding some plants for the pond. I’ve got a small waterproof camera and I’ll be seeing what’s in the pond to film in summer.