You may not know what a wildlife corridor is; it’s a more technical term usually reserved for natural green spaces, not our gardens. But we have the opportunity to add these green spaces and help wildlife
It’s well known that plants and trees, including hedges, reduce co2 in the atmosphere. However, it’s less known that they reduce noise pollution and even lesser-known how plants are mitigating against flooding, which is an increasing issue in the UK.
Most Wiganers will have seen a flood or 2… at least! I know where I am by Saddle Junction in Wigan Town centre, it floods quite severely at least once or twice a year, cutting off roads and damaging houses.
So how can we help to tackle flooding at home?
As part of a video series, Wigan STEAM asked us to create a short video for their new Seedling project – How to Create a Mini Wildflower Meadow at Home. We hope you find it useful!
Ever thought of having your own apple tree? Here are some reasons why it’s a great idea, and easier than you might think!
You might be thinking that sounds great growing a tree…. but you don’t have the space for apple trees! Well, fear not
Wigan Wildlife Watch is a 2 part project with our first part being a short film, made by people in Wigan to celebrate our local wildlife in the borough.
We aim to release the final video this Summer 2021, with submissions collected by the end of May.
We’re looking for videos of what you have spotted when out and about.
What did you see at our nature reserves, woodlands, or at home?
For some, gardening can seem quite expensive and risky (what if it dies?!) But there are few easy ways to encourage wildlife in your garden, of all sizes, without having to spend too much money.
Here are some of our best tips for wildlife gardening on a budget, with ideas that are cheap, free or may even make a few pennies!
Today I hope to inspire you into living within a more connected way with nature. I hope to open your eyes to the potential already here in abundance, in a friendly way.
When February turns to spring, out bursts our famous early pollinating butterflies, bumblebees, honey bees, beetles and a whole variety of other helpful insects. They are hungry and weak after winter, so for them, the bold and ready sunshine dandelion is the first stop.