Thursday 29th April Day 4 #nationalgardeningweek
While I don't specifically garden for wildlife I love to watch it enjoying my garden at home and on plot 33 (In fact im sitting bird watching with my cats at home as i write this post ). Gardens and allotments are home to a host of animals. On our plot we have seen a wide variety of birds, small mammals, insects and frogs all living happily using the habitats we create. We've also been told their are foxes on the site named Bingo and Banjo and the robin we invariably see each visit has already nested and fledged a brood
We need wildlife especially insects they are integral to producing the food we eat not only pollenating plant but by eating pests too. I find it endlessly fascinating to watch the way nature balances itself .
if you do want to encourage wildlife the best bet is to add a water feature anything will do at home i have a deep tray (ok its a cat litter tray). I use it to give plants a good soak in before planting and one day i left it out after id finished the next morning I saw a blackbird having a lovely time splashing about and so its stayed ive added a couple of old roof tiles one in and out to make it more accessible and safer for all the animals that use it on a daily bases.
Greening Stoke is a project run in partnership between Festival Stoke and Letting in the Light. We are based in Stoke-on-Trent.
We are starting this adventure in January 2021 in the middle of a national Lockdown. Until things change and begin to open up we are abiding by all the Covid-19 Government guidance and for the foreseeable future only Rachel and Anne will be working, in a socially distanced way, to prepare and maintain Plot 33 for when we can invite the community to work with us.
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