Monday, 25 March 2013
As part of the sustainability group at College, where I lecturer, I am working with others to persuade the management team that we could have a garden area on the barren flat grass in-front of the metal fencing. (*see drawing) - The purpose of the garden area would be to raise interest and awareness in environmental planting, fruit & veg growing and to increase the biodiversity on campus, it would also be a nice place to sit and relax. I am also keeping a simple log, in a notebook on my desk, of the birds and insects that I see on site but it is amounting to a repetitive list of jackdaws, distant seagulls, pied wagtails and the odd hasty pair of goldfinches. By establishing insect friendly planting, hibernariums, fruiting plants, wild areas and simple habitats perhaps we can improve the number and range of species, an achievable goal we feel, especially in a college that sits amongst the fields and ditches of the beautiful Somerset landscape.