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Happiness is... Giving Nature a Home at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Last modified: 20 August 2013

Hummingbird hawkmoth

Learn how to attract species such as the hummingbird hawkmoth.

Image: Steve Round

Join RSPB Bempton Cliffs this Bank Holiday weekend and find out how to give nature a home wherever you live and regardless of whether you have a large garden or a window box.

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

How you can help

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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