Grasses - mini prairies for people and wildlife

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Bay Pond Educational Reserve

Godstone High Street

Godstone

RH9 8DT

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Discover how the grass in your garden acts as a mini prairie for people and wildlife


Multitudes of shy creatures small and big as well as a variety of plants inhabit areas of long grass. By allowing the grass to grow, wild-friendly gardeners can encourage a wide diversity of flowers and insects to flourish in these areas. Discuss the best ways to design and develop these outposts within your garden.

There will be a one hour classroom session followed by a two hour practical activity outdoors to explore the topic further.

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This is part 3 of the Gardening with Wildlife - Summer Series. Throughout these 5 weeks, we will investigate how gardens in Surrey can be modified and enhanced with relatively small changes by providing food, water, shelter and safe areas for wildlife. Each course can be booked individually. However, join us for all five morning sessions and receive a £20 voucher that can be used when purchasing any future Adult Learning course. (Ts & Cs apply).

Part 1 - 29th July - Soils: A foundation for healthy gardens
Part 2 - 5th Aug - Ponds: A wet place for wild plants and animals
Part 3 - 12th Aug - Grasses: Mini prairies for people and wildlife
Part 4 - 19th Aug - Pollinators: Bed and breakfast for insects
Part 5 - 26th Aug - Homes: Building havens for wildlife

Tutor Profile: Paul Ritchie

As a biologist with over 20 years of experience looking after nature reserves and commons Paul is well placed to teach courses in ecology, conservation and practical countryside skills. He had roles training employees and volunteers for the Metropolitan Police Service, City of London Corporation and Surrey Wildlife Trust. He helped establish a community woodland project at Ashtead Common NNR; trained and assessed apprentices; and worked closely with volunteer and community

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