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Wildlife Corridors

NEW Boston Spa Geocache Trail

Like and share on Facebook Welcome to our series of 10 Boston Spa Green geocaches, a 6km loop (2hour stroll) round our village, river and woods. Along the way you’ll find out about the places you visit, how they relate to the environment we live in and hopefully have some fun (and some fresh air too).…

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How Green are you?

Check out your ‘green’ credentials, with our fun quiz. Answer these 27 easy questions and see how high you score. There’s plenty of ways we can all make a small impact to slow climate change. You may not agree with them all, so do the ones you feel are right for you. Together we can…

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Bird and Bat Boxes

During the quietness of lockdown, we realised we had a family of starlings nesting in our gutter and roofline. We would like more starlings to make a home in our garden, so we decided to make some bird boxes. With the wonderful help of our Scout leader friend and all of his tools, Thomas made…

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Let It Grow; Reduce the Mow

Leaving your grass to grow or setting aside at least a patch of your lawn to allow flowers to bloom and provide a vital source of nectar for bees and other insects to complete their breeding cycles. See photos below of some gardens in our Green Group.

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Ragwort

I keep seeing ragwort being pulled up by people who may not fully understand the role of the plant. Many of us have been taught that ragwort is bad, but if we are going to have wildflower areas and promote insects, we need to reconsider this plant. Ragwort is native and is one of the…

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The Importance of Leaving Deadwood

I am dead woodAnd I am dead goodFor a truly healthy forest or wood So please leave much moreOn the woodland or forest floorAnd I’ll tell you what I’m really good for I prevent erosion of the soilAnd to woodland plants I am loyal I release nutrients and nitrogenFeeding them to keep them aliveAnd I…

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Planting around Church Fields

We have done some planting to help pollinators with a range of wildflowers and trees, namely purging buckthorn to attract Brimstone Butterflies whose caterpillars use this plant as their primary food source. With any luck, we should have some of these beautiful butterflies become resident in our village. To find out more about purging buckthorn…

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Kestrel Nest Box is Up!

Many thanks to Rick Banks for fixing the kestrel box into place. We greatly appreciate his effort for bravely scrambling up a long ladder and screwing the box into place. Kestrels have tried and failed to nest on our riverside for the last two years, I believe due to disturbance from the volume of walkers.…

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Building a Log Pile

Log piles provide a home or a refuge for many species: invertebrates; amphibians such as frogs, toads and newts; and small mammals such as hedgehogs, mice, shrews and voles. All of these creatures predate on garden pests. With a rich biodiversity such as this you won’t feel the need to resort to garden chemicals, which disrupt…

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