Saturday 22 April is Earth Day. From wetlands to woodlands and from rivers to parks, our borough is home to many rich and diverse habitats, and some are internationally important.
For Earth Day we’re celebrating the environment on our doorstep and looking at ways to give back to nature.
We’ll be showcasing the borough’s diverse habitats on social media through the day and we’ve included a roundup below.
Before that, here are some ideas on how you can get involved:
- Leave a patch in your garden to grow wild
- Reduce your plastic waste, and recycle what you do use
- Organise a litter pick
Read more about how the Council is increasing biodiversity and cutting its carbon emissions at www.nelincs.gov.uk/climate-change. Here’s our habitat roundup…
Bradley Woods is our area’s only ancient woodland. It’s been here for more than 1,000 years. From beetles to bats, many species rely on this unique habitat. It’s taken hundreds of years to create this rare treasure.
From amphibians, such as frogs, toads and newts, to birds, mammals, insects and fish, the River Freshney is home to all sorts of wildlife. It’s a unique habitat and one of only 200 chalk streams in the world.
Our coast is an internationally important wetland and is vital to one of the largest migrations on the planet. From sand dunes to mud flats, the rich feeding grounds provide a stopover for millions of migrating birds.
Parks, gardens and roadside verges can all help bring more nature into our urban environment. Green spaces in built-up areas provide a much-needed haven for plants and wildlife.