Amazing Allotments at Central Park!

Devon Wildlife Trust joined Swarthmore Allotment Association over winter for a day of hedgerow creation!

Green Minds Urban Ranger, Helen from Devon Wildlife Trust, joined Swarthmore Allotment Association in November for a community tree planting event in the heart of Plymouth by Central Park. Community members aged from 18 months to 60+ helped plant 120 Woodland Trust trees. A mix of hawthorn, dogwood, hazel, dog rose and crab apple will provide a wonderful home for wildlife and a natural boundary to the allotments! Watch the video here.

Are you looking to start a local project that helps nature and involve others in your community? Let us know by adding your name to the Plymouth Rewilding Network map here and take a look at our rewilding resources. Devon Wildlife Trust’s Wilder Communities team can also help you get your ideas off the ground, and you can sign up to their monthly newsletter here.

We hope your 2023 is filled with wonderful wildlife and moments connecting to nature. The year has begun with record breaking temperatures across Europe and we’ve seen the evidence in our surroundings - primroses flowering months before spring, hedgehogs stirring from their slumber. By providing food for wildlife through the seasons, like nectar-giving plants which flower at different times of year, you can help animals be more resilient to the effects of climate change. Find ideas here.

Want to hear more about Devon Wildlife Trust's fantastic wildlife work in Plymouth? Click here to find out more about Urban Ranger, Helen Parr!