Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Love your park

Mullion community out
to give a hand

A bug hotel

Mullion village were out in force yesterday to improve their local park for wildlife. Each year Mullion village enters into the South West in Bloom judging and as part of last years report they asked the National Trust to help imrove St Mellans Park for native wildlife. The Lizard Ranger team were more than happy to oblige and so yesterday, with the help of Mullion community young and old, we set about improving the recently refurbished park.

Getting messy with pine cone feeders

Local wildife can now enjoy brand new bird boxes, bat boxes, bug hotels, insect dens, toad abodes and a beetle bucket! See if you can spot them next time your visiting the park. The children were not only busy improving their park, they also made pine cone lard feeders to take home for their own garden visitors as well as creating some beautiful log paintings using natural materials. 

Constructing a bug hotel using invasive bamboo
from Poltesco

In March we will continue with widlife improvements in the park with the planting of some native trees and wildflowers around the edges so stay tuned to find out more.

Digging in the beetle

If you fancy making some treats for your own garden visitors this half term then why not join us at Poltesco this Friday 17th between 10am and 3pm for a bird box and feeder workshop. Call 01326 291174 for more information.

St Mellans Park, Mullion


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