Hairy hedgehogs and earwig homes at Wimbledon Common nature club
Joe Lawler, nine, Emily Fahy, six, Sophia Marathas, six, Ahmed Favre-Rochex, 11, Rosalind Rimmer-Goddard, and Bjorn Ahl, eight, with their wildlife gardens, earwig flower pot homes outside the information centre (Picture: Auriel Glanville)
Young nature lovers learned about the importance of making homes for insects and made ‘hairy hedgehogs’ out of tights filled with compost and grass seed.
On Sunday, February 3, members of the Wimbledon Common Nature Club, made mini-wildlife gardens, hairy hedgehogs, and homes for earwigs in flower pots filled with straw to be hung up on trees to attract them.
The children and their parents went out on the Common’s Nature Trail to find material to put into their gardens to make special organic peat free compost into trays and shoe boxes to make homes for insects and worms.
Auriel Glanville, club leader, said: "Sunday was a very chilly morning, but the children had fun hunting for material for their wildlife gardens on the Common followed by making their earwig flower pot homes and hairy hedgehogs."
The club’s next session is on Sunday, March 3, for Spring Watch. For more information call 020 8540 6154.