2 August 2011

See Our Blue Makeover at Green Backyard!

Froglife’s Wildlife Ambassadors have been working hard over the last 6 weeks giving a community allotment in Peterborough a watery makeover. You can pop along to the stunning site near the city centre to see what they have been up to on Sunday 14th August.

A new pond dipping platform in progress
A group of young men getting their lives back on track at the YMCA’s Timestop in Peterborough have dedicated themselves to this project, putting in many hours of hard work in blazing sunshine and torrential rain. This week the pond will be lined, filled and planted making it a wonderful home for frogs, toads, newts and invertebrates.

“It’s been fantastic to help the Green Backyard,” comments Wildlife Ambassador Project Officer Laura Brady. “Previous volunteers worked very hard to dig the mammoth pond on the beautiful site. Our Ambassadors have helped finish off their work to create a fantastic wildlife pond. I’ve enjoyed my time with this enthusiastic group and am very proud of all the work they have achieved.”

Putting the finishing touches on a bird box
You can join the team on Sunday 14th August to celebrate the completion of the pond at The Green Backyard’s regular craft fair. The Wildlife Ambassadors who have worked on the pond will be there to show off their work and will be helping people with fun activities, such as making origami frogs and snake bracelets.

As well as taking part in crafts, admiring the pond and enjoying the atmosphere of the site, you can also share some of your own tales about encountering wildlife. “We are collecting stories about the time you brought home some frogspawn, the first time you saw a snake, or when you climbed trees and built dens,” explains My Wild Life project officer Jodie Coomber. “Why not come along and share some happy memories?”

Look for Froglife in the big reptile tepee at The Green Backyard in Fletton on Sunday 14th August 10am-4pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

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