We're having a lot of fun with the Wiggly Podcasts.
Richard has been revamping a school pond at St Pauls in Hereford. He has relined the pool, the fire brigade has refilled it and the children have been making Bug Bottles with old pop bottles filled with hollow stems which will encourage bees, and bugs to overwinter.
He also gave a talk to a local Rotary Club on gardening for wildlife and is available for other organisations. For more details contact him on email@example.com. Our schools affiliate scheme is progressing, its a great way for schools to get Wiggly product free of charge by putting a link on their website. For more details see the Wiggly homepage or contact Richard.
Richard talks this week about hedgehogs and what they need in a garden to thrive. For more info see the Mammal Society's website at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/mammal/
Wiggly Wigglers has just launched its new ranch of Mammal mixes, including a hedgehog food and and badger mix.
The book review is of Wildlife Ponds by Jenny Steel.
This week Farmer Phil is ploughing and planting his Autumn Crops and talks about deer. On Saturday night I was on my way home and met a Stag on the road just outside the farm drive. Most of the deer on our farm originated in Moccas Deer Park which is managed by English Nature http://www.english-nature.org.uk
Alison's plant of the week is Spindle - Euonymus europaeus.
Small, greeny flowers that give way to pink fruits which eventually split to reveal orange seeds. Leaves turn red in autumn. Food plant of Holly Blue butterfly.
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