Here’s a shocking fact for you: a stocktake of UK wildlife has shown that nearly all our species are struggling to survive and that one in three have halved in numbers in the past 50 years. Right across the UK our wildlife is in rapid decline due to the loss of their habitats and pollution.
It’s not just wildlife we are losing its plants too, our nature is in serious trouble and we need to do something about it. Can you imagine a Britain with no birds, no plants, no insects, no fish? Do you want to? As Sir David Attenborough said in an interview with the Guardian, “We should all be proud of the beauty we find on our own doorstep”.
Help us keep our nature thriving by volunteering at our conservation events. On Thursday 24 October we will working in Claybury Park to improve the woodland for wildlife. Come and have a go at coppicing – a woodland management technique in which the wood from a tree is harvested by cutting the tree to near ground level. The tree will then regrow over a period of years without needed to be replanted.
This free event is for adults and will be taking place between 10 am – 2.30 pm. If you would like to join us please meet at the Gate on Ravensbourne Gardens, near to junction with Wedmore Avenue IG5 0XF.
If you have any questions please give us a buzz on 020 8559 2316 or visit the Redbridge i conservation pages for more information.
Post Author: Emily Polling