WILDNESS IS BEAUTIFUL & BENEFICIAL
A Wildlife Friendly Village is a network of wild areas, maintained and created by residents, on both public & private land to benefit wildlife and people.
We are not experts but we are enthusiastic about making a difference for our wildlife in our local area. We have asked for advice from our local Suffolk Wildlife Trust and local Council who have been fantastic in giving us ideas on what we can do to improve our environment for wildlife.
Our project benefits people because it gives people an opportunity to get together and do something positive for our local environment. Everyone who lives in the village can see the native wildflowers and plants that have been allowed to grow and also see or hear the animals that can consequently thrive in these areas: creating a feeling of positive wellbeing.
Our Wild Areas around the Village
Throughout the village we have 11 wild areas on the greens, verges and near our ponds. We also have several wild areas at the Village Hall and Recreation Ground. Our 'wilder' areas sit alongside 'neater' areas on this public land, creating a balance for both wildlife and people to enjoy. We are working towards 20% (or more) of these areas to be 'wild'. Below is a selection of some of the areas that we have created and maintained, thanks to everyone involved: