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Project to boost Wanstead’s wildlife launches today

PUBLISHED: 10:18 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:27 22 March 2018

Wanstead community gardener Marian Temple installed an insect hotel at the Corner House garden. Photo: Wild Wanstead

Wanstead community gardener Marian Temple installed an insect hotel at the Corner House garden. Photo: Wild Wanstead

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From neighbourhood to nature reserve, Wanstead residents are being urged to let their gardens grow wild with special flowers and ivy vines.

Wild Wanstead. Logo: Wild WansteadWild Wanstead. Logo: Wild Wanstead

Community group Wild Wanstead is launching a project today, Thursday, March 22 to turn the suburb into what it believes will be the capital’s first multi-garden nature reserve.

This means encouraging residents to adopt suggestions from a list of 10 wild ways to help encourage wildlife in the area.

“As far as we know, this is the first time a community has got together to attempt something like this in London, so we hope lots of people will get involved,” said Liz Ranger, one of the local residents behind the project.

“It’s easy to join in.”

Corner House garden, in High Street, Wanstead, is involved in the scheme with pollinator-friendly plants, leaf and wood piles, and a newly installed insect hotel. St Mary the Virgin Church, in Wanstead Place, is installing nest boxes for nuthatches and other birds.

The project aims to create a green corridor between Wanstead Flats, Wanstead Park, Epping Forest and the River Roding.

For more information www.wildwanstead.org


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