Looking for inspiration to support wildlife on your doorstep? Then come to the annual Spring Fair at St Peter’s Rooms in Ruddington on Saturday 18th May, between 9:30am and 12 noon.
This popular event is organised by the South Notts group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to raise vital funds to support local wildlife.
Part of the “Wild About Gardens” partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, this year the Fair will highlight the value of garden ponds. During the past century, nearly 70% of ponds have been lost from the UK countryside, meaning garden ponds and water features are increasingly importance for wildlife. Even small ponds can support a wealth of species such as waterlilies, frogs, newts and dragonflies, as well as providing water for bees and butterflies.
At the Fair, wildlife pond plants will be on sale, with free information on how to create a pond to make your own garden more wildlife-friendly.
You’ll also find a wide range of perennial and annual plants, homemade cakes, and wildlife craft items at the event. Visitors can win prizes at the tombola and enjoy a relaxing drink at the café.
The wildlife craft stall has become famous for its fabulous knitted wild woolly creatures and painted pebbles. An army of volunteers have been producing bees, butterflies, hedgehogs, owls, robins and the iconic badger, which is the logo of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
If you have any plants, craft, cake or tombola items to donate, please contact Gordon Dyne on 0115 8784842.