Natural spaces are so important to our communities - they allow wildlife to thrive and new plants to grow; they help us enjoy our local surroundings and get the community involved in their maintenance and future.
In Bodmin, the Making Space for Nature scheme has achieved lots in the last few months. Wild garlic is now on display at the burgage plots, and bluebells, lily-of-the-valley, winter aconite and wood anemone which were planted last year should also be out in full bloom soon.
If you are a keen gardener or would love to get out in nature, you can volunteer with the gardening group - drop-in sessions with equipment provided to help maintain and look after the natural spaces. Volunteers should wear strong footwear and all-weather clothing.
Volunteers go to Kinsman Estate every second Thursday of the month between 14th April and 8th December, 10am-1pm at the Community Hub; and Tredanek Meadows on 29th April, 20th May, 17th June, 16th September and 21st October, 10am-1pm at the Stone Spiral.
In July, a ‘bat event’ is planned at the burgage plots (behind Fore Street car park), where a bat ecologist will share the low-down on these fascinating twilight creatures.
For more details about events please check out Making Space for Nature | Let's Talk Cornwall