Since the Ryburgh Wildlife Group (RWG) was set up in 1998, much has changed in the natural world, not all of it good. We are now in the midst of an ecological emergency. Wildlife is declining across the world, including in the UK and sadly Great Ryburgh is not immune. Similarly, there is a climate emergency. The earth is warming and climate change is causing problems for wildlife and humans alike. Fortunately, we know that if we put our minds to it we can help to reverse wildlife declines in the village. Even better, many of the things we can do to help wildlife, such as tree planting or pond digging, are also good for the planet because they lock up carbon which is the element largely responsible for rising temperatures.
The RWG believes that if we do things for wildlife it adds to the community life of the village and makes Great Ryburgh a better place for us all to live. With all that in mind we have a number of projects that we would like to start. There are more trees to plant, ponds to dig, and meadows to create. We will post details of our new projects on this website as they develop, however we know that we can do so much more if we band together as a village. This is where the members of the Group come in. Here are some suggestions of how you can join in:
Tell us what you are already doing for wildlife, whether it be feeding the birds in your garden, putting up nest boxes or planting trees.
Tell us your wildlife news. What birds and animals have you seen recently in the village
We will be running some wildlife projects over the next few months and would like your help with reporting sightings – citizen science in action
Tell us your ideas for how we can improve things for wildlife in the village. Are there any projects you would like us to think about doing ?
Join Ryburgh Wildlife Group and enjoy access to our hide and walks and talks.
Please Put your suggestions on the Members Forum.