On Saturday 22nd May there was a celebration event to make the refurbishment of Roberts Park in Saltaire.
BEES were invited to attend, and as this coincided with International Day of Biodiversity so we choose to do offer activities that got people talking about wildlife. People made bird and butterfly masks and insect finger puppets. We also offered people the chance to sow (in our recycled tetrapak pots) some wildflower seeds to grow at home. The seed mix included corncockle, poppy, corn marigold and cornflower.
If you attended the event but didn't receive the instruction sheet you can download it from the attachment below.
Visitors also contributed to the construction of bird and bat boxes which will be put up in the park later in the year.
Lister Park Eco Day was held on 5th June, World Environment Day. This event was organised by Bradford West Area Committee. It was another hot day that attracted a crowd into the park to join in the activities. People were encouraged to make environmental pledges, they received free lighbulbs and other goodies and once again we offered wildlife craft and planting activities.
Both events were also a good opportunity to talk to people about the wildlife in the Bradford area and about groups and projects that they can get involved with, including BEES conservation group and wildlife field visit programme.