Loss of habitat is badly affecting bees, insects and birds, but we can easily make a real difference by planting wild flowers in our own habitats such as our gardens or in our streets.
Our speaker, Rachel Cook, has singlehandedly transformed a small area of waste ground near her home in Maidenhead into a beautiful wildflower-filled patch buzzing with insect life. She regularly gives away young wildflower plants and seeds to Wild Maidenhead supporters. There is a knack to establishing wild flowers in an urban environment and Rachel will share her experience of what works locally, to best attract wildlife, with those at the talk.
The talk will also be useful ahead of this year's Wild About Gardens awards in Maidenhead, where those with wildlife-friendly gardens can enter for an award for their work to support wildlife. The Wild About Gardens awards are being launched on 27 March.
You are welcome to bring guests. This event is free to Wild Maidenhead members who have paid their £5 annual subscription, or there will be a suggested £3 donation from non-members.