Re-wild your wellies and help build nature a home!April 9, 2015 • Get Outdoors
Re-wild your wellies and help build nature a home!
Muddy Puddles are delighted to be supporting the ‘Re-Wild your Wellies’ campaign in Cardiff. We have quite a few single wellies that have been sitting sad and lonely in our warehouse until now when they are gleefully heading to Wales to become lovely plant pots for this innovative and fantastic campaign.
Read more here about the campaign and see if you can join in too!
To celebrate the launch of Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff, RSPB Cymru’s flagship project in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council, schools and community groups across the city are being invited to Re-wild their Wellies! and plant-out record numbers of old wellingtons for wildlife.
Re-wild your Wellies! events will be taking place across Cardiff 11 – 12 April. Soil, wildflower seeds and gardening tools will be available at all Re-wild your Wellies! events – just bring along an old welly!
We tested out the theory and were absolutely ecstatic to see just how beautiful the wells and flowers looked, and we were amazed at the amount of wildlife which was attracted to them, from squirells, bees, to this snail who set up his home upon our welly!
For schools and groups re-wilding their wellies independently find tips on how to attract bees and birds to your wellies with our Welly Wisdoms @rspbcymru and facebook.com/rspbcymru and tweet your Welfies (images of you re-wilding your wellies!) to @rspbcymru, using #wildcardiff
Celebratory activities will continue at the RHS Flower Show Cardiff in Bute Park from 17 – 19 April where we’ll be building a Giant Bug Hotel for a school or community group to win. To win the bug hotel, schools and community groups can simply tweet a photo of them ‘Giving Nature a Home’ to @rspbcymru using #wildcardiff. The most inspiring entry will win the bug home for their school ground or community space, including delivery.
By taking small steps for nature schools and community groups across Cardiff can make a huge difference. The ground breaking State of Nature Report, produced by the RSPB and 25 wildlife organisations revealed that much of the UK’s urban wildlife is in trouble and needs our help – with around 60% of bees, birds, bugs and mammals in decline. This alongside findings that children are becoming increasingly disconnected from nature; notably in Wales where only 1 in 8 children have a meaningful connection with nature.
For more information about Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff and the launch of this exciting new project follow @rspbcymru, facebook.com/rspbcymru or www.rspb.org.uk/community.