Boston Naturehood Project

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service is working with Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust to create a naturehood in Boston.  Thanks to funding from Boston Big Local and Shine we are now starting to plan our activities.

Organisations, groups, businesses, and individuals are coming together around Boston to create a community Naturehood.This involves surveying public spaces to understand existing wildlife and working with groups in enhancing and creating more nature friendly spaces across the town to benefit people and wildlife.

The above button links to Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, this page contains more information on Naturehoods.

We will be adding sites to the map as the project progresses.  If you are a member of a Boston group or organisation and would like to improve your outdoor space for wildlife, please get in touch to see how you can get involved.  Residents can also get involved – we will be holding community Naturehood events around Boston.  Please see details here:

 

If you would like to get involved in the Boston Naturehood project, please email: jackielane@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk.

Competition – Go Wild in your Garden

LCVS, Anglian Water and Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust are working together to encourage people to do more for wildlife in their gardens.

Our individual gardens might be small but together they form a patchwork that links green spaces in towns and villages to the wider countryside and nature reserves.Together, our gardens are a vast living landscape. 

Just simple actions can make a big difference: create a wildlife habitat in your garden, e.g. a log pile, a mini bug hotel, or a bird box; plant some native wildflowers, provide a source of water for wildlife – just a simple saucer or old washing up bowl works well, or make a bird feeder.  To get some ideas, please see these links: beehouse_tcm9-403531.pdf (rspb.org.uk) and Wildlife gardening | Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust (lincstrust.org.uk).

Many of these ideas you can create by recycling, here are some examples:

  • Use newspaper to make a small plant pot to grow some seeds or a plug plant
  • An empty plastic drinks bottle can be used to create a mini bug hotel, or you could make one using an old plastic plant pot – fill it with small canes, twigs and moss.
  • An old washing up bowl to create a pond.

You can also recycle rainwater – install a water butt and use the rainwater collected to water your plants.

We are challenging you to recycle items and to make something for wildlife in your garden.  To enter the Go Wild in your Garden competition, please complete the competition form and send this to the address on the form and include a photograph of your creation. 

The deadline for entries is Wednesday 6th October 2021.

Two categories:

16 years and over and Under 16 years

Prizes:

Under 16 years: A £25 gift voucher and a nature themed goodie bag including some wildflower seed bombs and a seed pencil.

Over 16 years: A water butt (kindly provided by Anglian Water) and a nature themed goodie bag including some wildflower seed bombs, a handy kit to help you save water in the garden and a bird box kit.

Please use the buttons below to download the Competition Entry Form and Terms and Conditions, thank you and best of luck!