ND Biosphere: Pledge for Nature

Text from North Devon Biosphere Newsletter – sign up HERE

What an amazing response to the launch of Pledge for Nature!

Over the first two months of the project, we have received pledges to plant over 2500 trees, install over 40 bird boxes, 30 bug havens and make space for nature in over 30 gardens!

Thank you to everyone who has made a pledge so far; from individuals to community groups, from schools to businesses, we appreciate every pledge.

Things to do in lockdown:

We are now excited to announce the next round of seasonal activities in which to get involved!

The seasonal activities for April-June:

1) Garden for Insects
Pledge to join the Devon Wildlife Trust’s Action for Insects campaign. Can you reduce pesticide use and make your garden more wildlife-friendly? Devon Wildlife Trust will provide useful tool kits for individuals, communities and primary schools to find out what you can do to help insects.

2) Create a Wildflower Patch
Use the advice from the Butterfly Conservation Trust and Bumblebee Conservation Trust on how to create a wildflower patch (a seed tray on your window, a patch on your lawn or a meadow on your lane verge or farm).

3) Care for nature in a space near you
Choose a lane, layby, local park, beach spot or river section and keep it free of litter. You can also help by keeping an eye out for invasive species.

4) Nature ID challenge
Learn to identify wildflowers together. Help start an early appreciation for nature-use our resources to help learn about nature with your children and let us know what you find.

Have you also seen our blog on things to do with your family whilst social distancing or in self-isolation?

Please join our Pledge for Nature Facebook group to share pictures of activities that you are undertaking! #pledgefornature

Create your pledge HERE