Wildlife gardening

Hedgerow Heroes Get Off To Flying Start!

Thursday 14th December 2017

Teenagers from Tormead School have a go at hedgelaying.Teenagers from Tormead School have a go at hedgelaying.

Armed with billhooks, spades and loppers, Hedgerow Heroes are on a mission – to save Surrey’s hedgerows! From Guildford to Reigate, Warlingham to Leatherhead, volunteers have been getting stuck in to planting and restoring hedges.

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Outdoor learning, Species, Volunteering, Wildlife gardening

Surrey is a Spooky Spider Halloween Hotspot!

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Surrey's SpidersSurrey's Spiders

Ghosts, witches, bats and beasties – Halloween wouldn’t be quite so spooky without them! But did you know that Surrey is a hotspot for spectacularly scary spiders?

Tagged with: Species, Wildlife gardening

Remember Remember Hedgehogs this November!

Monday 16th October 2017

Hedgehog - Tom MarshallHedgehog - Tom Marshall

With fireworks night on the horizon, Surrey Wildlife Trust is appealing to all bonfire builders to think about hibernating hedgehogs when constructing and lighting their wood piles.

Tagged with: Fundraising, Living Landscapes, Species, Volunteering, Wildlife gardening

Surrey’s Wildest Gardeners Revealed!

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Wildlife Garden Award winners 2017Wildlife Garden Award winners 2017

Bee hives, compost heaps, hedgehog hotels and even patches of nettles – just some of the wildlife-friendly features that impressed the judges of Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Garden Awards 2017. There were nearly 150 entries this year and almost half achieved the top gold award standard.

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Building Hotels For VIP Bees!

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Bee's NeedsBee's Needs

There was a real buzz down on the allotment in Reigate this weekend, as gardeners gathered to help bees on their patch, building special ‘bee hotels’ to host VIPs - or ‘Very Important Pollinators’!

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Species, Wildlife gardening

Bird Feeding Bonanza – Surrey Celebrates Decade of Donations!

Monday 7th August 2017

Goldfinch by Derek MooreGoldfinch by Derek Moore

Surrey Wildlife Trust and Vine House Farm bird foods are celebrating 10 years of working together to protect wildlife – with nearly £45,000 donated over this time to help care for nature in the county.

Tagged with: Business, Centenary & anniversaries, Fundraising, Living Landscapes, Species, Wildlife gardening

Bee Creative and Make Your Garden Bee Friendly this Summer!

Tuesday 1st August 2017

Bumble bee - Alan PriceBumble bee - Alan Price

There’s a real buzz about wildlife gardening this summer as Surrey Wildlife Trust joins forces with The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to encourage gardeners across the county to create havens for wild bees.

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Species, Wildlife gardening

Heroes Wanted - To Help our Hedgerows!

Monday 10th July 2017

© Jon Hawkins

Hedgerows are a haven for wildlife such as hedgehogs, butterflies and birds, but this vital habitat may be under threat. Now Surrey Wildlife Trust is launching an exciting new project called ‘Hedgerow Heroes’, to train an army of volunteers to help save the county’s precious hedge network.

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Volunteering, Wildlife gardening

Wildlife Challenge Goes Mobile With Inspirational App!

Monday 22nd May 2017

30 Days Wild mobile phone appFree 30 Days Wild Mobile Phone App!

Nature lovers can now have wild inspiration at their fingertips as Surrey Wildlife Trust launches its latest 30 Days Wild mobile phone app.

Tagged with: Business, Events & Shows, Living Landscapes, Membership, Outdoor learning, Species, Wildlife gardening, Wildlife Watch

Dame Judi Dench Urges Us All to Go Wild this June!

Tuesday 16th May 2017

International film star Dame Judi Dench made a surprise cameo appearance on screen this week - in Surrey Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild challenge video! The much-loved Surrey actress, who is patron of the Trust, took time out from her busy filming schedule to record a message appealing to everyone to get out and go wild with the charity in June.

Tagged with: Events & Shows, Living Landscapes, Outdoor learning, Wildlife gardening, Wildlife Watch