Community Activities/ Wilder Wirksworth

Would you like to see more areas around our community left wild for nature?

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Would you like to see a wilder Wirksworth? More wildflowers, trees, and areas left wild for nature? Could you ‘wild’ part of your garden and encourage hedgehogs, birds, butterflies, bees and other vital pollinators, and even help others do the same?

We are suffering a huge loss of biodiversity: 97% of meadows lost, only 4% of mammals left in the world are wild, and at least a third of all species threatened with extinction… this heartbreaking list goes on. But we can at least try to turn the tide here, in our own patch! 

How? Well, the first idea, supported by Wirksworth Rotary, is to adopt some verges and plant and manage them for wildflowers. 

We’d love to hear from people who have a similar passion and care for nature, who might be happy to (socially distanced of course!) help with: planting seeds, minimal mowing, making notice boards to let people know what we’re doing, work with schools to teach children about wildflowers and pollinators, work alongside the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust for ideas and support, design work, leafleting, donate to help seed purchase/leafleting, and in any way offer their own skills and ideas.

This is very much a grass roots (small pun intended!) project to involve any and everyone with a care for our natural world. We can all make a difference – one dandelion at a time! If you would like to get involved, please get in touch with us through the Contact link at the top of the page.