Wildlife needs you and your garden to help

Making Nature Welcome in 2020

 

  • Commit some time and energy in 2020 to make your garden (more) wildlife-friendly.
  • Use our wildlife garden Assessment Questionnaire to find out how wildlife friendly your garden is and what else you can do.  Minimum donation £1
  • Act on the report you receive and make it your garden even better.

Why this is important

If you have come to this website it’s probably because you already understand the impact that the massive loss of habitat (builds, roads etc.), the over use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides are having on our wildlife.  Restoring and rebuilding is going to take time and energy.  We have a dream of huge sections of the Stroud District becoming nature corridors and nature reserves providing habitat that supports the life cycles of all of our wildlife.  We care about everything; the midges and aphids which provide food for birds, the worms and fungi which look after our soil, we couldExit Visual Builder go on and on…

We need you to help

This project is not about walking away from your garden and letting it go wild.  Our gardens have many functions and it’s all about how to get the balance right.   Gardening itself is a wonderful pastime, an opportunity to create what you want in your garden.  It’s a place for kids to play and learn about nature.  It’s definitely a place – British weather permitting to sit and enjoy a meal, a BBQ and maybe a glass of wine on a summers’ evening.

 

Support, Advice and Help

We’re building our resource centre, we are finding really good materials and adding them as quickly as we can.   If you don’t know where to start we’ll give you some ideas and help. Wild Stroud is run by volunteers and supported by Stroud Town Council, Rodborough Parish Council, Cainscross Parish Council.

Open to all

We’re asking for a minimum donation of a £1 to take the assessment.  If you want to join in but you’re financially struggling talk to us, email us, private message us from Facebook – do not let money stop you being involved.  Choose your method here: Contact Us

 

Assess Your Garden

How good is your garden for wildlife?  Take our assessment and receive a report and certificate

Competition Submissions

Submit your pictures and videos for assessment if you entered the competition

Contact Wild Stroud

If you are interested and have questions or concerns get in touch

Subscribe to Newsletters

Register for news and events organised by Wild Stroud.

“UK households could give nature a massive boost by seeing their gardens, balconies, patios and windowsills as potential wildlife sanctuaries.”

 

Chris Packham

 

What are you seeing in your garden?

Share what you are seeing in your garden or when out and about.  Upload your descriptions or photos and we’ll add them to our website.

If you ‘re posting on Social Media please hashtag #wildaboutstroud and #wildstroud. 

 

 

Seen in Stroud

Upload your photos, tell us what you’ve seen and we’ll share it with others 

Stroud Town Council

We’re supported by the Green Spaces team with their time and expertise and Trinity Ward who have provided some funding for the micro-pond workshop

Small Sparks

We’re delighted to have received a £250 grant from Small Sparks at Barnwood Trust to help us with the costs of workshops, materials and awards.

Cainscross Town Council

Supporting us with costs for workshops

Stroud Valleys Project

Supporting us with materials, financial support and volunteers

Stroud Nature

Supporting us with materials and just being supportive and helpful

Transition Stroud

We’re proud to be part of Transition Stroud and contributing to the Stroud Goal of Carbon Neutral by 2030

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Supporting us with knowledge, time and resources

Hedgehog Republic

Thank you for use of your wildlife cameras and encouragement to make this project happen