Join in the fun of Wales Nature Week

By Jake Chown  
Friday 29th May 2020 2:56 pm
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Gardens, large and small are fantastic places for all kinds of plants and animals. Wales Nature Week is all about nature in our gardens and the fun starts on Saturday, with events running until Sunday 7th June.

Share your encounters with the amazing variety of birds, native plants, bees and bugs that share your garden. You may be lucky enough to have a hedgehog visit. And of course, you can join in if you don’t have a garden by spotting nature from your window.

To get the week off to a bumper start, join in the Big Garden BioBlitz on May 30. Open to all, fun and free, simply go out and spot nature in your garden or from your window. Most importantly, tell everyone about your garden sightings and don’t forget to share them and tag @WBP_wildlife and @LNPCymru and @MonmouthshireCC

Join Buglife Cymru’s Conservation Officer and bee expert Liam Olds for a live Q&A on bees on Monday. If you have a question, a concern or just a story to share about bees in your garden, then ask the expert at 3pm on Monday, LIVE on Twitter @NPTWildlife

“After the recent announcement that Monmouth is the UK’s first Bee Town, it’s clear to see that here in Monmouthshire we are passionate about the environment. I look forward to seeing the many wonderful photographs of butterflies, insects, flowers and all manner of wildlife that residents of all ages will be sharing over Wales Nature Week,” said County Councillor Jane Pratt, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Neighbourhood Services.

Throughout the week, conservation experts will be on hand to answer questions online, moth expert and county recorder, Barry Stewart will be revealing the results of a night of moth trapping live from his garden during Wales Nature Week (June 2). Meanwhile, the Big Nature Quiz on June 4 hosted by the Wales Local Environmental Record Centres is sure to be a hit – be sure to connect online for the 7pm start.

“Events such as this highlight the importance of our natural world, as well as offering everyone the chance to stop and take a closer look at the wildlife in their neighbourhood,” said Councillor Richard John, Biodiversity Champion for Monmouthshire. “It’s going to be fascinating to see what people manage to spot in their gardens as they take part in the activities online.”

To round the week off, immerse yourself in nature to benefit from its healing powers on Nature Wellbeing day on June 6 followed by a spot of armchair birding on June 7.

For a full list of events and how to get involved: https://wcva.cymru/wales-nature-week-2020

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