Make a bird home this half term
Our feathered friends will be looking for nesting sites in the next month or two, so why not try making a bird home of your own? We have some instructions below for you. Or, if you’d like us to send you a leaflet just drop us a line via the website.
Adult supervision needed please!
Make a hedgehog home
WHY HELP HEDGEHOGS?
Numbers are declining rapidly, around 50% in the last 15 years due to loss of habitat and dangers in the garden.
They eat slugs and grubs so they will help protect your plants and veggies without needing to use chemicals.
Lots of hedgehogs die over winter, so providing them with food in autumn when they [...]
If you have had a party with NWFK or joined us for an activity, you might have received a seedling from us or sown some veggies. You can find out how to look after them following the tips below ….
Plant the seedling outside in late May-June. Choose a sunny spot, the plant will need approx [...]Continue Reading »
Make a bee home this February half term …
There are almost 300 species of bees, falling into three main groups – solitary bees, bumblebees and honey bees. As they are in decline, it would be beneficial to provide a food source for them. You can try ….
Early season : try bluebells, rosemary, flowering currant, winter flowering heathers, primrose and wood anemone.
Mid season : [...]
Make a bird cake
If you need to keep the kids entertained over the festive period when the weather is a little chilly to venture outdoors, why not make a tasty treat for our feathered friends? Here’s what to do ….
YOU WILL NEED :
450g of dry ingredients eg porridge oats, sunflower seeds, cake, dried fruit, grated cheese, crushed peanuts [...]Continue Reading »
Growing veggies with the kids is a great way to encourage them to eat their five-a-day and you don’t need masses of space to get started. Here are five easy-to-grow vegetables that you might like to try …
1) Cherry tomatoes – try ‘Tumbling Tom’
These are sweeter to taste than large tomatoes so children are more [...]