The venue is the Visitor Centre at Capstone Farm Country Park and the day starts at 9.30am with tea and coffee and finishes with a guided walk around the park at about 1.00pm. There are talks on our green and blue infrastructure, the management of our grassland for wildlife and the importance of native trees. … Continue reading MUGs Forum Meeting 10 Aug 2019 (booking essential)
A big THANK YOU to all our Friends of, greenspace volunteer groups and the Medway Towns Footpath group, and the Medway Urban Greenspace and Local Access Forums for all their hard work promoting and supporting our greenspaces and Public Rights of Way. They have given up a total of 14,183 hours of their time over … Continue reading Volunteers’ Week 2019
Gardenwatch is a collaborative project between the British Ornithological Trust, the BBC Springwatch team and the Open University. They need you to tell them about your garden and its wildlife so a comprehensive picture can be built of how gardens can help UK wildlife species to thrive in the future. Together, the UK’s gardens cover … Continue reading Gardenwatch: the biggest citizen science project ever!
Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a new £10m plan to plant more than 130,000 trees in towns and cities in England. Grants for the plantings will be made available through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund. Trees in urban areas improve health and wellbeing, connect people with the outdoors, absorb noise, reduce flood risk, lower … Continue reading Urban Tree Challenge
Taking at least twenty minutes out of your day to walk or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels. A new study, recently published in Frontiers in Psychology, concludes that spending between 20-30 minutes near trees and flowers lowered stress hormones by around … Continue reading Take a 20 minute nature pill
Plans are underway to create a Sensory Garden from an existing raised garden space on Rochester Esplanade where disabled and non-disabled visitors will be able to enjoy a range of educational and recreational sensory experiences. This will be achieved using a combination of the existing landscape, together with bee and butterfly friendly plants, herbs and … Continue reading Suffrage Sensory Garden Rochester
Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and takes place every year. It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them. This year Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 5th - 11th May. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ozSXdYrd8k For more information please visit The British Hedgehog Preservation Society website (link … Continue reading Hedgehog Awareness Week 2019
The Wildlife Trusts have released a special animated film 'trailer' based on the well-loved "The Wind in the Willows" story written by Kenneth Grahame over 100 years ago. The trailer, starring Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Alison Steadman and Asim Chaudhry, brings to life the 21st century threats facing the much-loved characters from … Continue reading Watch the Wildlife Trusts’ “Wind in the Willows” trailer
The Riverside Country Park volunteer group recently planted 240 trees along Motney Field, this will help create a wildlife corridor and will eventually benefit a wide variety of different wildlife. If you are interested in volunteering, why not get involved, call the Riverside Country Park visitor centre on 01634 337432 for more information.
Brilliant day greening Cliffe Road play area recently and getting residents together. It was great to have the Mayor of Medway, Strood Rotary, Medway Council and Medway Norse with us. We've also just been offered funding to complete a native hedge. This isn't just tree planting, it's #health, #wellbeing, #cleanair, #sustainability, #education and #community. … Continue reading Tree Planting at Cliffe Road play area