It was great to meet so many of you in Jubilee Square on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May 2022 for ‘Wild About Woking’. The event was hosted by Surrey Wildlife Trust and Woking Borough Council to raise awareness about how we can all get out and enjoy and help care for our natural environments.
Together we provided information and fun activities about Woking’s natural habitats and wildlife; from planting sunflower seeds in recycled pots, to having an up-close look at some pond life, there was even Peregrine Falcon spotting courtesy of Surrey Bird Club and the Woking Peregrine Project.
Perhaps you also tried out our new Woking town centre nature trail? Congratulations again to the lucky young winner of our name-the-wildlife competition!
A highlight of the town centre event was Surrey Wildlife Trust’s pop-up garden which featured a pond, herb garden, bug hotel, and lots of flora and fauna. The garden proved very popular with visitors and wildlife alike, attracting animals including bees, butterflies, and damselflies.
Partner organisations also offered a wide range of wonderful nature themed events throughout May; from getting stuck into some conservation volunteering, to hedgehogs and heathland hound walks, and much more!
If Wild About Woking has inspired you, here’s are just a few ways you can to get involved and make a positive difference:
- Take part in the Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild! in June. Visit 30 Days Wild 2022: Sign up | The Wildlife Trusts. The Trust’s website has lots of ideas for actions you can take for wildlife and you can plot what you do on the Team Wilder map at www.surreywildlifetrust.org/act-wildlife/team-wilder
- Volunteer to help a local environmental project …
- 16-18 years olds can find out more about Surrey Wildlife Trust and Royal Holloway University’s Youth Action for Nature 2022 at a free event on 25 June 2022. The day aims to empower young people to take action for nature with workshops and talks on biodiversity, the climate crisis, nature based solutions and green careers, see www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/youth-action-for-nature-2022-tickets-244472883977
- To keep up to date with all of our local environment and wildlife news, sign up to our Planet Woking newsletter at the end of this webpage.
- To find out more about what Woking Borough Council is doing to protect biodiversity in the borough, visit our Natural Woking webpage.