Wild about Redbourn is a community group to unite residents in providing an environment to encourage and support wildlife whilst promoting sustainability.
One of the ways of doing this is through growing plants which will encourage wildlife into gardens and making small inexpensive changes, like creating log piles, bug hotels, bird boxes, nectar cafes, hedgehog highways etc.
You will see below that we have various projects and events planned. We'd love you to join our new Wild about Redbourn Facebook Group so you can get the latest most up to date info on what we are doing and join up with like minded people.
New Wildlife Gardening Training 14th April 12-2pm
Wild about Redbourn and Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are offering free training for those of you who want to #gowild in your garden, become a wildlife gardening champion and teach others
Join us on Friday 14th April 12-2pm at Redbourn Parish Centre
To find out more and register your interest email:
Bug Hotel Building on 22nd April 12-2pm
To celebrate Earth Day, Wild about Redbourn are building a bug hotel in Cumberland Gardens on Saturday 22nd April, 12-2pm.
Come and join in or try one at home, we hope to inspire you!
Many of our bugs are under threat, we really need them to pollinate our flowers and crops and to keep a balance in our ecosystems. Our tidy gardens and the use of pesticides are harming them. They need places to hide, to lay their eggs, to hibernate and to have a snooze!
Between then and now we would like you save any of the following materials you may have so they can be recycled into our bug hotel:
wooden pallets, bricks, tiles, plastic bottles washed with lids on, bamboo canes, straw, stones, pebbles, twigs/loose bark, leaves, cardboard.
We will need some of the contributions in advance. (In particular, pallets, and bricks for stacking the pallets) Please get in touch via our email address if you can provide these:
There are lots of different designs and ideas, try the Wildlife Trust website
Come and join us……see you there!
First Wild about Redbourn Event
We kicked off the project with a meeting on 25th Jan 23. Thank you so much for those of you who came. We were thrilled to see so many people have an interest in improving wildlife in Redbourn!
Thank you very much also to our speakers at the event, in order they were as follows.
- Tim Hill - Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
- Nadia Bishara - Wilderhood Watch
- Esme Staunton Howe - Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
- Vicky Robinson - Hedgehog Champion
- John Pritchard - Ver Valley Society
They did a wonderful job, and their passion was inspiring.
If you didn't manage to make the event - or maybe you wanted a refresher of some of the information shared - you'll find video footage below and accompanying presentations for you to look through at your leisure.
We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our group. If you'd like to get involved please email email@example.com