Breage’s Wildlife HavenMay 30, 2015
It’s no secret that the nursery at Trevena Cross is responsible for growing many thousands of plants each year, but perhaps less well known is the fact that it’s a habitat to thousands of birds and animals. A huge variety of wildlife has set up home in the nursery and in owner Graham’s garden. Birds alone, Graham often sees and hears Sparrows, Robins, Tits, Jays, Wrens, Goldfinches, Greenfinches, even Buzzards and other birds of prey. But one recent quiet Friday while working in his garden, Graham caught something very special on camera…
This baby Tawny Owl sat and watched Graham work, offering a fantastic photo opportunity. Graham put up a tawny owl nest box and a barn owl nest box a couple of winters back, not really expecting them to be used, but not only have they been used, they’ve provided us with rare, very special sightings like this! Nest boxes really do work, so if you’d like to attract nature’s miracle into your own garden, why not give it a go, what have you got to lose? The BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) have some great tips for siting your nest box; and for help getting hold of one? Well, we might be able to help!….
Children’s Animal Hunt!May 29, 2015
We were pleased to welcome some new animals to the garden centre recently. The only problem is, they’ve now broken free and found new homes all over the place. Now we can’t remember which animals we welcomed…
CALLING ALL CHILDREN!
Can you help us find the animals? Lenny the Lion (there’s one to start you off!) and the rest of his gang are just waiting to be spotted! Adults aren’t up to the task so we need a team of children to hunt them out! All we ask is that you keep your beady eyes peeled and record each animal you find on a sheet found in the shop. Find TEN of the gang and we’ll give you a FREE dwarf sunflower plant to grow in your garden this summer, as a thank you for your help reminding us which animals we adopted!
None of the animals bite, however we suggest you approach them with caution as any sudden movement may cause them to run! Good Luck!!
(Sssh! The animals aren’t strictly alive…. but they do look very lifelike! ;-))