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Just like private gardens, school grounds offer tremendous potential as a habitat for wildlife. By changing the way that playing fields are managed or by dedicating a specific area for wildlife you can create a wonderful outdoor teaching resource which can be enjoyed by staff, pupils and the local community.

If you want to attract wildlife to your school grounds, remember that wildlife needs four things: food, water, shelter and places to breed. By providing some if not all of these things you can bring your school grounds to life Here are some ideas to get you started and help you to make a difference for wildlife.

Meadow magic
To bring vibrant colour into your school grounds by sowing wild flower seed or by planting wild flower plugs to produce spring or summer displays. A meadow makes a wonderful alternative to a plain grass lawn. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust can help you create a wild flower meadows through our Blue Butterfly Scheme – to find out how we can help you make the most of your School Grounds, click here

Butterfly gardens
Butterflies bring beauty to any garden. Attract them to yours with nectar-rich flowers like buddleia, scabious and ice-plant. Plant in a sheltered sunny spot and don’t forget to provide food plants for caterpillars too.

Feeding birds
Different birds eat different things, in different ways and places. Provide nuts, seeds, fat and kitchen scraps in feeders, trays and on the ground. Move feeding places from time to time to guard against predators, disease and unwelcome visitors such as rats.

For further information about attracting wildlife to your school grounds, contact:

Lynn Victor
Tel: 0115 958 8242
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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