Wellington in Bloom is promoting the care of the natural world with the launch of a new project competition this autumn.
During August and September the community group is inviting families, preschool nurseries, schools, green volunteer groups and residents in care homes to create a safe winter home for a range of small wild animals and insects in a garden or a wildlife area in their grounds. The project also has strong environmental credentials as it should be made exclusively from recycled materials collected this year.
The finished project can be between 1 to 3 metres square (ie up to but not larger than the size of a gazebo) or much smaller (ie the same size as a pallet) but importantly, should be easily accessible for small wild animals such as hedgehogs and insects.
Wellington in Bloom judges will visit all projects on site during November 2018 and the winning entry will be awarded a trophy featuring three hedgehogs given to Wellington in Bloom in memory of wildlife supporters Bridget & Michael Baker. The trophy will be held by the project winner for a year.
Isabelle Ward of Wellington in Bloom said, “We’d like to thank Odette’s Tea Room for generously allowing us to use their window to display the trophy and for providing entry forms.”
Entry forms are available from Odette’s Tearooms, High Street, Wellington or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry is free and the competition is open to all ages.