St Austell Brownies help to Make Space for Nature
Girls from 1st St Austell Brownies have been thanked for their contribution to a special place for nature and the community, as earlier this month they constructed a bee hotel and decorated bird boxes that will be installed as habitat features at The Meadows.
The Meadows near Trenoweth Road, St Austell, is a public green space that has been enhanced with investment through Green Infrastructure for Growth 2, creating diverse habitat, including meadows and wetland areas, along with patches of young woodland. Paths and accessible furniture also provide opportunities for leisure and relaxation throughout the site.
Following the successful activity, Project Lead, Melissa Ralph said: ‘A big thank you to all at 1st St Austell Brownies - It was brilliant to meet all the girls and hear your fabulous wildlife knowledge and enthusiasm for nature. You all concentrated so well and worked together really well as a group. We now have a fantastic bee hotel and two beautiful bird boxes to add to The Meadows”.
The characterful bee hotel and colourful bird boxes will be special features at the site, offering both community interest and important wildlife value.
By the end of the session girls were able to contribute to top tips for helping bees and other pollinators in your own gardens/or spaces however small they might be, including:
- Try and make sure you have year-round flowers for hungry bees
- Leave some areas a little bit wild – for nesting, wildflowers (dandelions are good!)
- Leave some bare ground (for ground nesting solitary bees)
- Choose pollinator friendly plants and seeds
Free Half-Term Wildlife Day at The Meadows
If you are also interested in helping at The Meadows, please join us on Friday 29th October we are holding a garden spruce up day and FREE half term children’s wildlife activities! Drop-in any time from 10am to 3pm, postcode PL25 3DT
There is no need to register for the event, however if you are interested in finding out more please contact, Becky, Cormac’s Urban Ranger via email@example.com or 07796 996351.
Piece of writing by one of the Brownies at the habitat making session reads; ‘We need nature because bees make honey and worms make soil digging for our flowers and grasshoppers make no sound and crickets make soothing music.’
Making 'Bee Rooms'.
The finished items.