British Holiday and Home Parks Association, David Bellamy Conservations Awards

British Holiday and Home Parks Association, David Bellamy Conservations Awards
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News and Events

Summer sees first crop of park assessments

June 15, 2017

It’s an exciting time for everyone involved in the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme with assessors starting to head out to parks and the first reports set to come in. It’s always really inspiring to see what everyone has been up to and to get news of all the innovative projects that have been put in place.

We’re having a focus on hedgerows in 2017. Already we’re getting some great feedback about how parks have been making their hedges and boundaries more valuable for wildlife. Some of the hedge plants that have been put in include Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Holy, Spindle, Hornbeam, Hazel, Alder, Buckthorn, Dog Rose, Crab Apple, White & Black Byrony and Wild Clematis.

As we’re now into summer, you may be looking for some wildlife activities to get your guests involved in. On place for good ideas is the Wildlife Trusts. During the whole of June they are encouraging people to ‘go wild for 30 days’ and have a pack you can download full of good ideas to help people connect with nature.

Another great source of ideas is the RSPB’s Wild Challenge. The Wild Challenge provides 24 fun activities – from building a hedgehog café to taking a flower foray. They’re all designed to give kids, adults and families the chance to help and experience nature. Full details are available here.

Have a great summer – and remember to Go Green on a David Bellamy award-winning park.