Insights Helping to preserve local biodiversity
As an agency, we've never been one to shy away from helping a good cause, especially if it's something our team is passionate about and involves our local community.
Green spaces are incredibly important for so many reasons. From providing a lovely, open space for walks or exercise, to providing spaces for plants and animals to grow, helping to reduce the effects of climate change.
That's why we were proud to have supported our local council by volunteering on their biodiversity and habitat restoration projects in the Basingstoke vicinity.
Basingstoke and Deane Council run a variety of Green Infrastructure projects across the area, all focusing on improving biodiversity and managing the sites in a way that benefits the habitat and the wildlife.
We spent two days in the fresh air (and wind and rain at points!) helping the team remove unwanted dogwood and scrub to create a meadow that would create the perfect home for invertebrates, small mammals and birds, as well as providing a space for rare wildflowers, including many varieties of orchids, to grow and thrive.
The team also works hard to connect the green spaces together to increase local wildlife ranges and allow the mix and spread of populations. This is especially important as biodiversity is declining across the country and are staring down the face of an ecological emergency.
So, with tree poppers and saws in hand, the team got to work making dead hedges (some better at it than others we will admit). Whilst it was pretty hard work, we were absolutely buzzing at the end of each day as we saw what an impact we made. In fact, we had such a good time we're already planning our next day with the team!
We can't wait to visit the area over the coming months and see how local wildlife takes to the area.
If you would like to learn more about volunteering for the Basingstoke and Deane Council's Green Infrastructure Strategy, you can find out more here.
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