A plan for the future
Over the next 25 we years intend to make the Parish of Woodbury a fantastic place to enjoy wildlife.
By providing and maintaining habitats and with healthy food webs we will encourage biodiversity.
By linking various habitats together we will provide highways for nature to help prevent inbreeding and allow animals to forage over larger areas.
To achieve our goals hundreds of people we will need to take thousands of tiny actions. Every little step taken will help but there will be numerous set-backs along the way. The achievement of our goals will make the area a richer place to live and will benefit all members of the community
Simple project that people can help with or replicate
Birds & Bees
Help improve the situation for local wildlife by feeding the birds and making bug hotels. Food is short for birds at this time of year and they need all the help they can get. By providing them with food and water they are more likely to survive the winter. By making a number of bug hotels you will increase the number of bees and insects in your garden - increasing the number of pollinators (which is great news for your plants) and providing natural food for the birds.
Bird feeders come in many shapes & sizes They can be home-made or purchased cheaply from garden centres. in late winter there are less seeds and berry's around and due to the loss of hedgerows many birds struggle to find enough food to survive the winter. In May the birds are looking for extra food to feed their young.
Many of our members take part in the "Big Garden Birdwatch"
More than half a million people from across the UK take part each year by counting the birds in their gardens. The 2022event was held over the weekend of 29th to 31st January
The 2023 "Big Garden Birdwatch" is over the weekend of 27th - 29th January
Bug hotels provide habitat for numerous types of bees and insects. A simple bundle of hollow canes or a bird house set up like the one above would be ideal. even holes drilled in a fence post will provide nesting sites. The more insects we have in the garden the more pollinators for flowers we have. They also provide food for birds.
If you would like a free bug hotel for your own garden please make contact via our Facebook group : Wild-Woodbury
or email us: email@example.com