Last Thursday Claire Scott (Natural England) and myself welcomed Mullion School into thier new 'Wildspace'. The Wildspace is a new project within the School grounds and will not only provide several habitats for wildlife but a place for the children to learn and enjoy.The area includes a woodland area, a wildflower meadow, a living bird feeder and a pond with a dipping platform.
Every child did thier bit by planting at least one of the many plants that went into the ground. These included many native species for the wildflower meadow and some very muddy bog plants around the pond! They also built different habitat homes for wildlife such as bug boxes and dead wood piles. But thier work isn't done yet, the project is ongoing and will require thier willing hands in the autumn for planting bulbs and maintaining the area as well as keeping a record of the wildlife its attracting.
The children were really excited about thier new garden and will benefit from it hugely in the future through both recreation and learning. The Wildspace will also be open to the community to enjoy at certain times throughout the year including the Mullion Horticultural Society ‘Garden Safari’ on the 26th June from 2pm until 4.30pm.
See you there,