Please share the following with anyone who lives in or near Chorlton!
“We have wildlife gardening on Tuesday nights from 6.30pm till the end of August and a Saturday session on 2nd August from 10am“
The Chorlton Community Wildlife Garden project was set up last year in response to the ‘state of nature report’ that came out in May 2013. The report by 25 of the leading willdlife and conservation charities highlighted the fact that nature was/is in a worse state that was feared.
Some of the garden was particularly set aside at Chorlton Methodist Church to try and provide shelter, nesting sites, food, water and other habitats for all sorts of birds, bees, insects and mammals. This is the main aim of the project.
Secondly we hope that through our website, links with individuals, schools and other community groups we can encourage other to support wildlife in their own gardens, schools, neighbourhood and workplace.
So far, we have put up various nest boxes, hedgehog house, bug house, built a wall for a raised bed out of logs and started to make a large raised bed ready for planting with wildlife friendly plants and shrubs.
We have also had a ‘Bat Night’ and hope to put up some Bat Boxes soon.
We need help with moving 10 tons of soil, clearing borders ready for planting, making some garden benches, putting up bat boxes, drilling holes in the log walls so things can make their home in them etc.
If you would like to get involved we have gardening sessions on :
Monday mornings from 10am,
Tuesday evenings over the Summer from 6.30pm
1st Saturday of every month from 10am
Contact us through the website : www.chorltoncommunitywildlifegarden.org.uk
text and images provided by Dave Gallimore