This is a community based grassroots project to help nature recover, in our local pub garden!
Lead by biologist and conservationist Tiffany Wallace, Nature's Neighbours encompasses the local community, and has taken shape over the last year thanks to our volunteers who form our most valued team and Justin Harvey, landlord of the King's Head, Hethersett, who has pledged a large portion of the land to nature as part of Wild East's movement for nature restoration.
This project aims to protect existing wildlife and create features which will welcome wildlife and increase biodiversity.
The project includes educating the public on the value of native species, running "Moth mornings" and other identification days, nature trails, wildlife workshop days, and tours to teach the public including young people to connect with nature.
Thanks to you all, we have built our pond which is already attracting native species & more wildlife. We have built bird houses, and have received a hedgehog house and squirrel post which were handmade for us. We have two resident hedgehogs, a Sparrow Hawk pair and offspring among our many birds (which also include blue tits, robins, black caps, finches and more). Our site consists of a pond area, hedgehog hotel, woodland scrub, wildflower meadow, vegetable and herb companion area, and compost area.
We support solitary bees with handmade and donated bamboo bee hotels, and we have built insect hotels with dead wood to encourage soil biodiversity. We have planted 15 native trees donated by the Woodland Trust.
It is very important that rewilding happens slowly, as naturally as possible, with expert advice and respect for all life. We have a biodiversity team of ecologists, botanists, entomologists, and more. We have a separate gardening team too!
We enjoy reports of wildlife whilst our community enjoys their roast dinners etc, and would love to hear from YOU if you spot any butterflies, other insects, birds, mammals, or plants of interest - simply post about it and tag us in, email, facebook or instagram us or keep an eye out as we hope to add a forum to this page! You will note our focus is on the delights of our native species.
We couldn't do this without YOU, and we encourage anyone who wants to be involved to contact us through social media or email!
Any donations are much appreciated in this investment for the future.
Email us: Natureslneighbours@gmail.com
Facebook: Naturesneighbours (link below)