Wildlife & Conservation

Wildlife & Conservation

Do you have the makings of a wildlife warden? Visit our Wildlife Corner to discover how you can help look after the environment and the many animals, birds and insects that live all around us. You can also keep up to date with what’s happening at Finkley by following our conservation diary.

Wildlife Pond – Come along to the wildlife pond and see if you have what it takes to be an amphibian detective. Learn top tips on pond dipping and how to make a pond dipping net.

Bat Boxes – Discover where the bats live high up in their Bat Boxes and find out how you could make a home for bats where you live too.

Bird Hide – Head to the Bird Hide where you can grab a pair of binoculars and see what birds you can spot. Find helpful hints on how to build a nest box for your garden.

Bug World – Try and find all the different places that bugs like to hang out. Take a closer look as there’s three to find – Bug Garden, Bug Hotel and Bug Pile.

Finkley Conservation Diary

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July 2018

Common Blue Butterflies have been spotted in Wildlife Corner.

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April 2018

A collared dove is nesting safely in the roof of Big Ben Barn.

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June 2017

A slithery slow worm was spotted by Farmer Caroline and Farmer Charlotte in the overflow car park. It was basking safely by the fence line.

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May 2017

Farmer Arron shows how good our pond is looking after 9 months.

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March 2017

Our flowering cherry tree is in bloom and the bees are very happy.

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January 2017

Farmer Declan is up a tree hanging some bug boxes in Wildlife Corner.