Boston Naturehood Project
Minibeast Hunt and Some Wild Activities in Central Park
Wednesday 18th August, 10 am – 12 noon and 2 pm – 4 pm
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is working with groups and individuals in communities across Lincolnshire to build nature into our public spaces to benefit people and wildlife.
With funding from Boston Big Local and Shine, Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service is working with Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust to create a Boston Naturehood. The team is working with local organisations to bring nature into their sites but also encouraging people to create their own nature areas in their gardens.
So far, naturehood projects have taken place with the Prince’s Trust, the cubs in Castle Street, Scott House, Home Nursery, and Your Day – Your Say. Planned events include working with Boston College, the Centenary Methodist Church, the Sure Start Children’s Centres, and Willoughby Road Allotment’s. Carpentry students from Boston College made bird box kits for volunteers to make up at the naturehood events.At these events, participants have been planting native wildflowers, making bird boxes, making wildlife habitats, going on minibeast hunts and other activities to learn more about nature and wildlife. People are then encouraged to take these ideas and use them in their own gardens. One comment from a participant was: it has made him more aware of his surroundings and helped him to appreciate wildlife/nature and use it to help with his mental health.
There will be a naturehood activity in Central Park on Wednesday 18th August. There will be two sessions: 10 am – 12 noon and 2 pm – 4 pm. Everyone is welcome, it is free of charge to attend, but places must be booked by emailing: Jackielane@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk.
If you would like to learn more about the project, please see our website: Naturehood | Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (CVS) (lincolnshirecvs.org.uk), or get in touch with Jackie Lane.