The project would plant a variety of bulbs, flowering plants and trees which would increase the food supply for insects and small mammals which in turn would support bats and birds. We wish to encourage children to become aware and to value the nature around them. We intend to work with children's groups in developing the project and explanatory signage will be installed to inform the public. The project will work with both site management teams to ensure that the aims of the project will continue into the future. Both sites have a road and agricultural land on their boundaries with the threat to wildlife from pollution and species limited land. The project will plant a wide variety of trees and plants which will offer a food source for insects over many months. We would build a hibernacula on each site to offer insects and invertebrates winter refuge. We would install nest boxes for birds and bats in the trees surrounding the sites. We will recycle tyres as planters.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The two sites will have a greatly increased food supply for insects, birds and small mammals. The areas will offer a place where children can easily observe insects and flowers and encourage them to consider the effect we have on the natural world. We aim to develop a group of people and children who can develop their interests and skills in improving the biodiversity at various sites within our Parish. This group will offer an opportunity for social interaction with the benefit to mental wellbeing that that may bring. Even though we live in a rural area many children lack the opportunity to observe and record the seasonal changes and recognise the pressures that climate change puts on wildlife. By encouraging children to be involved with planting etc we hope they will value and understand the aims of the project. The project will plant trees and bulbs that will improve the visual aspect of the sites and reduce the impact of hard landscaping around the newly built pavilion at Powick.
Steps to get it done:
The trees planted on both Powick football pitch and Callow End playing field can be recorded as part of Worcester County's contribution towards the Queen's Canopy marking the Platinum Jubilee.
About the space
Callow End Playing Field and Powick Sports Pitch are owned by Powick Parish Council. They are accessible to the public and are well used. A pavilion is being built at the football pitch and the playing field has recreational equipment and an all weather track.. Both sites are ideal places to allow the community to interact with nature.
Malvern Hills District Council
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