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Monitor Mammals pKeep an eye on mammals in the green spaces around your home and take part in the annual survey by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES). The Living With Mammals survey kicks off in April asking you to monitor mammals over an eight week period. Dave Wembridge from PTES comments: “Considering gardens make up to half of the green space in urban areas, their significance for wildlife and biodiversity is clear. People with access to gardens can take simple steps to help by providing a range of easy, low maintenance microhabitats such as compost heaps, log piles and ponds.” To take part, call 020 7498 4533 or visit ptes.org/surveys.
Walk for charity Join a one day walking event to raise money for your chosen charity this spring. Across the Divide has organised the Just Walk challenge taking place on 15 May across the South Downs in West Sussex. Designed for people of all ages and ability, you can choose from an introductory challenge of a gentle 10km stroll up to a 60km endurance test for the more adventurous. The event begins at Goodwood Racecourse near Chichester, and each walk follows a circular route, passing through spectacular woodlands and picturesque villages. See acrossthedivide. com for more information and booking forms.
GROW THIS EASTER Looking for something fun and cheap to do in the Easter holidays? Development charity, Send a Cow has the answer – plant up a Bag Garden with seeds of Hope, Health and Harmony and grow veggies the African way. For the impoverished families that Send a Cow works with, Bag Gardens are literally a life changing way to grow as many vegetables as possible, making the most of their limited space, soil and precious water. Bag Gardens are hessian sacks filled with a mixture of compost and soil around a central column of stones for efficient use of water. Producing tasty veg all year round, hundreds of UK gardeners have seen that they work just as brilliantly here and have planted them on patios, doorsteps, in gardens and in schools. Find out more at sendacowgifts.org.uk.
Walk for charity, watch mammals in your garden and discover some of our favourite festivals.
10%ofthepopulation are affected by oniomania, or an addiction to shopping
350 - species of birds have been seen within a 20 mile radius of St Paul’s Cathedral
3,200tigerslefton earth. Join WWF to help protect them. wwf.org.
5FESTIVALS IN MAY 1WOOD FESTIVAL, 21-23 May Braziers Park, Oxon. Tickets at brownpapertickets.co.uk
2CLUN GREEN MAN FESTIVAL from 1-3 May – a traditional springtime event, held every year in South Shropshire.
3MEADOWLANDS is taking place from 2930 May – a new arts and music festival in East Sussex. See meadowlandsfestival.com
4From April 30 to May 3 the WILD HEART GATHERING, East Sussex is a celebration of family, sustainability and food. Find out more at wildheartgathering.com
5THE GAIA TRIBE camp in May from 28 to 2 June focuses on Wild Craft and creativity. It is set in a beautiful sheltered river meadow in North Yorkshire. thegaiatribe.co.uk.
Save the date: Celebrate our amazing planet on 22nd April - it’s Earth Day. You could get involved with your child’s school or local community in organising a litter pick, planning a neighbourhood garden or maintaining a wildlife area. Have fun!
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