Wildlife Meadow Project Helps Bring Nature Closer To Woodstock Residents

26 July 2021

Wildlife Meadow Project Helps Bring Nature Closer To Woodstock Residents

A local business has joined forces with Woodstock Care Home to cultivate a stunning wild meadow for Residents to enjoy.

Activities Co-ordinator Naomi Dalgleish came up with the idea after the Home in Dereham, Norfolk, took part in ‘No Mow May’ to help increase pollination.

She reached out to local business Sweetzy, who’d worked with Woodstock before, and asked if they would like to help make the space accessible to Residents from June onwards.

After a member of the team cut a wandering path around the sides of the meadow, another Sweetzy employee donated some plants to bring extra colour and vibrancy.

Meanwhile, Residents got to work making a bug hotel and decorating bird boxes to attract wildlife visitors to the site.

Now they’re able to enjoy relaxing walks around the meadow and get closer to the natural world.

Naomi said: “Our wild meadow is stunning, and we’re thankful for all the help we’ve had to get it to this stage.

“The Residents have been involved the whole way along, and they did a great job with the bird boxes and bug hotel.

“We can’t thank Sweetzy enough for getting stuck in and helping us make the meadow accessible and bolstering our flowers.

“We’ve now got a nature watch board up so we can chart the wildlife we encounter when Residents go out for a stroll.”

“Recently, I was out sitting on the bench with one of the Residents, and we had butterflies fluttering all around us. It was magical.

“We feel so lucky to have such a tranquil place to relax here at the Home.”