Today (3rd March) is World Wildlife Day!
World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2021 under the theme "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet". We have put together some great ideas as how to celebrate World Wildlife Day 2021.
It goes without saying that the pandemic has definitely helped us all appreciate the incredible green areas Croydon and the surrounding areas has to offer! Our personal favourites are Selsdon Wood Nature Reserve (which we are lucky enough to back onto!) - also known as the Bird Sanctuary, and Croham Hurst Woods which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
A great way of celebrating World Wildlife Day is showing your support to the amazing groups that help to protect the incredible green spaces Croydon has to offer. You can become a member to help with project days and be involved in decisions.
http://www.friendsofselsdonwood.co.uk are a group of local volunteers working with Croydon Council to ensure Selsdon Wood is maintained for the benefit of the flora and fauna, as well as for the enjoyment of the public. Their facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/164103793599782
https://friendsofcrohamhurstwoods.com are a group of local volunteers working with Croydon Council to protect the best interests of Croham Hurst Woods. Their facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/thefriendsofcrohamhurstwoods
What are we doing to celebrate?
Well we have chosen to spend our time planting some of our beebombs. With the number of pollinators reducing we want to do all that we can to help support pollinators! In fact, a third of British wild bees and hoverflies are in decline. If you fancy planting some beebombs and turning a small patch in your garden or creating a window box filled with pollinator-friendly flowers, you can purchase bee bombs on our website here: https://www.the-arc-centre.co.uk/product-page/beebombs
You could also make a bug hotel, or make a small hole in a fence to create a hedgehog highway. Let us know how you are going to celebrate World Earth Day 2021!