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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November 2016

This cluster of hibernating ladybirds was discovered in an old parasol. Did you know that a group of ladybirds is called a loveliness?

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October 2016

Our hibernation tower / bug hotel is complete! It is suitable for reptiles and amphibians on the ground level, small rodents through the lower levels and even small birds. There are lots of nooks and crannies for all types of bugs throughout.

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September 2016

Farmer Sam starts building the bird hide that overlooks the pond and bird feeding stations.

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August 2016

Farmer Arron fills our new Pond in Wildlife Corner. We hope that in the future the pond attracts a lot of wildlife; including dragonflies and amphibians.