Photos from Wildlife Homes event 9/8/14

Making a bird box with Tim Page - Wildlife Homes 9/8/14

Making a bird box with Tim Page

25 families who’s gardens help form part of the wildlife corridor between Stonelodge Park and Ellenbrook Meadow in Belstead Brook Park, turned out to build new wildlife homes for their gardens!

More than 45 ‘new wildlife homes’ were built and taken away – including hedgehog houses, bird boxes, insect towers, and packets of wildflower seed to create mini-meadows.

Making a bug home with Ann

Making a bug home with Ann

Making a hedgehog house with Martin

Making a hedgehog house with Martin

Wildlife Homes event 9/8/14

Wildlife Homes event 9/8/14

The Greenways Project, Ipswich Wildlife Group and the Friends of Belstead Brook Park invited everyone who lives in the corridor joining the two parks/nature reserves – as their gardens are critical in allowing wildlife to link between the two sites.

This event was the launch of a wider programme of events over the coming years to try to improve the town’s ecological network. Each year, three areas of the network will be looked at in detail, and public events will encourage residents in the network to improve their gardens for as many species as possible. At the same time, the Borough Council, Greenways and other conservation groups will work together to improve our own sites – all aiming to avoid any further loss of biodiversity and hopefully increase it!

New Greenways Website

Screenshot of new Greenways websiteGreenways has a new website, with a clickable map of the sites managed by Greenways, a photo gallery and downloadable versions of the leaflets for the River Path and Belstead Brook Park (access these via the map).

This is a work in progress – we’d like to have detailed descriptions of more of the sites, with many more photos. If you can take photos of one of the sites and/or write a description of it, please get in touch: Also, if you have any comments on the new website, please email us or use the “Leave a Reply” boxes on the website.

The website address (URL) is unchanged:

Local Wildlife News – May 2014

Local Wildlife News May 2014

The issue of Local Wildlife News covering May – Sept 2014 is now available.

Click  on the cover picture to download (PDF format, 1.6MB).

This issue includes:

  • A special feature on 20 years of the Greenways Countryside Project
  • SWT Hedgehog survey
  • IWG ‘Homes for Wildlife’ project