Last modified: 20 August 2013
Learn how to attract species such as the hummingbird hawkmoth.
Image: Graham Catley
On Monday 26 August, between 10am-4pm, the team will be involving young and old in finding out how to attract wildlife to your own little patch of green - or even concrete - through a number of hands-on activities.
For anyone who grew up watching ‘Blue Peter’, this is a chance to make some great stuff from all sorts of bits and bobs. There’s an incredible butterfly feeder that starts life as a paper plate and a wonderful bug house that’s constructed from of bits of garden cane.
For creative types, there’s also the chance to design and make a colourful fabric plant pot complete with RSPB approved plant.
Event organiser, Rachel Williamson, is keen for visitors to roll up their sleeves get stuck in: ‘We’ll be setting up the marquee and showing people clever ways to encourage nature onto their home turf – to bring butterflies to the shrubbery, birds to the trees and bees to the flowers. With our help and a bit of luck, looking out of your kitchen window will reveal your very own wildlife spectacular’.
Entry to the reserve is free. Parking is £5 per car. The craft activities are £2 per child or free for members. Light refreshments are available and there are plenty tables for those who want to bring a picnic.
Details of other events on the popular nature reserve can be found at www.rspb.org.uk/bemptoncliffs
Nature in the UK is in trouble and some of our more familiar garden species are amongst those suffering serious declines. We can all help by giving nature a home where we live.
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