Screening of Project Wild Thing Film, and local wildlife discussion

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To book tickets go to Eventbrite: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15497111277/

Or call the Orchard Community Centre: 01223 420750

It would be helpful if you can book in advance, but don’t worry if this is not possible, just turn up on the night. We hope you will feel inspired to pledge an hour of your time to help our local wildlife. There will be a short discussion with local wildlife experts after the film. Donations are appreciated to help cover the film license fee.

For more info on the film see: http://projectwildthing.com/

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Spend an hour next weekend to contribute to the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch and contribute as a citizen scientist

Goldfinch, Orchard Park garden

Goldfinch, Orchard Park garden

From the RSPB’s website:

Why take part?

Bird populations are a great indicator of the health of the countryside. That’s why it’s so important to take part in surveys like Big Garden Birdwatch to keep an eye on the ups and downs of the wildlife where we live.
All you need to do is spend an hour over the weekend of 24-25 January counting the birds in your garden. It’s that simple!

The more people involved, the more we can learn. So, grab a cuppa and together we can all help to give nature a home.

For more information see :

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/

I hope Orchard Park residents will be submitting some records.

Photos from Wildlife Area event 11 January

Before the litter pick photo credit : Kate Parsley

Before the litter pick photo credit : Kate Parsley

After the litter pick photo credit: Kate Parsley

After the litter pick photo credit: Kate Parsley

Thanks so much to everyone who came along today. We had great weather and a successful event. Yet again though it was sad to see the area strewn with rubbish.

Pete from Cambridge University Botanic Gardens coppicing willow

Pete from Cambridge University Botanic Gardens coppicing willow

Collecting litter at the balancing pond

Collecting litter at the balancing pond

Litter collected from Wildlife Area, includes and ironing board and bicycle wheels.

Litter collected from Wildlife Area, includes and ironing board and bicycle wheels.

(Partial) group photo

(Partial) group photo

Bug home in the making, it will be useful habitat for overwintering invertebrates, and perhaps  hedgehogs

Bug home in the making, it will be useful habitat for overwintering invertebrates, and perhaps hedgehogs

OPWP family friendly wildlife event January 11th at 11-13.00

jan 2015 event to distribute If you have a saw, secateurs, or other tools that might be useful, we’d be grateful if you could bring them along to supplement our small tool supply. We’re grateful that we’ll be working under the expert instruction of a gardener from Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, and Tim Inskipp will share his wealth of wildlife knowledge. Please note children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult (18+) We look forward to seeing you 🙂