CITY residents will have the chance to discover their wild side as a special project aims to get the city up close with wildlife.
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust (WWT) have been granted £10,000 funding for a Wild Worcester project by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which will celebrate the city’s special wildlife as well as helping residents enhance their gardens and green spaces for nature to thrive.
The funding will enable a member of staff to work with individuals, community groups and schools across the city to help people recognise key species, understand more about their survival and discover their place in local history and culture.
The project will produce a range of information, talks, workshops, events and advice sheets about the wildlife encountered in Worcester green spaces and how to help improve gardens for wildlife.
Wendy Carter, communications manager for the Trust, said: “Worcester is a really important place for several of the county’s key wildlife species and the places they live in, so we’ll be helping local people to get to know more about these and how they can help.
“Worcester has strong connections to the natural environment with the city’s crest including black pears, and seven international varieties of apples and two varieties of pears were introduced from Worcester nurseries, so it’s important to remind ourselves of this and reconnect with it.
“We hope the city will really get involved with this project, improving our environment for wildlife makes it much better for us residents.”
Visit www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk for more information about the work of WWT.