Our Wildlife Gardening at Work Awards were open to our Corporate Members to recognise their efforts looking after wildlife on their own patch.
The 2018 winners are now announced!
The judge was Bernard Hunt from Hunts Wildlife Landscapes and there were four categories (see images below)
- Overall Winner – Best Wildlife Garden: Cranfield University
- Best Employee Engagement in a Wildlife Garden: Cranfield University
- Best Use of Recycled Materials in a Wildlife Garden: Kier
- Best Wildlife Sighting in a Wildlife Garden: Downing College, Cambridge. Shot of sparrow hawk in the Fellow’s garden with prey.
From bee houses, bug hotels and bird baths to window boxes and ponds, we asked you to demonstrate help for a wide variety of species in new places to call home. The awards scheme is a great way to use recycled materials and give staff an opportunity to use practical skills. Entrants from previous years have reported benefits for their business as well as wildlife - being outside and seeing a difference for nature has had a positive effect on the working life of their staff. If you are a Corporate Member, we would like to hear about what you have been doing, what impact it has had and how you have engaged staff with the project. It doesn’t have to be a monumental change, even small steps can make a real difference for wildlife. To help get you thinking about what you’ve already done here are a few ideas:
- What improvements have you made to your site? Have you or could you put up a bird box, plant wildflowers, compost your kitchen waste, or even install a pond?
- What wildlife have you seen at work? Has this increased in number or have you seen different species as a result of what you’ve done?
- What impact has the project had on your staff? Are they enjoying getting involved? Have they been motivated to do more for wildlife, at work or in their own gardens at home? We would also like to hear about what measures you’ve put in place to ensure the sustainability of your project. How are you maintaining the garden, and do you have any plans to develop it? Do contact us on 01954 713560 or firstname.lastname@example.org