Well done to the Cubs and Brownies!

What a shame Goostrey’s young (and older volunteers) had to battle the elements this afternoon on the Bongs; and well done, another planting towards the climate fightback campaign: “A wet one but a good one! Watering cans were not required when the Cubs and Brownies got to work this afternoon at Shearbrook Bongs! They planted […]

Join the big butterfly count

It only takes 15 minutes to join in and count what butterflies and moths you see in your garden. #WildAboutGoostrey The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping to assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies. Over 100,000 people took […]

Slug pellets banned from today

Slug pellets containing Metaldehyde are banned from sale from today. (If you see them on sale point out it is their legal obligation to remove them from sale). Metaldehyde is toxic to wildlife – hedgehogs, amphibians and wild birds are poisoned by eating contaminated slugs or pellets. If we no longer poison hedgehogs, frogs and […]

Wild About Goostrey grows

It is great to hear that residents are signing up to “Wild About Goostrey” – pledging to improve habitats to make Goostrey a fabulous place for wildlife. This wonderful lawn turned meadow, for instance, is proving very popular with pollinators and butterflies.  But even just a few improvements can make a huge difference; put up […]

Are you Wild About Goostrey?

Are you Wild About Goostrey?

Goostrey resident Sandra recently took out some conifers and replaced them with a wildflower garden – thank you to Erica for sending in the gorgeous photos below. You may have noticed them already on Buckbean Way. Are you Wild About Goostrey too? It would only take a little effort but the results would reap huge […]

Become “Wild about Goostrey”

Become “Wild about Goostrey”

Are you “Wild about Goostrey” ? In a bid to help reverse the national decline in pollinators and other wildlife the Parish Council are launching “Wild about Goostrey”; a scheme for us all to join in with – where we can all make a difference (even on the smallest plot) by creating a wildlife-friendly habitat to […]

Wild about Goostrey

Wild about Goostrey

Are you “Wild about Goostrey” ? In a bid to help reverse the national decline in pollinators and other wildlife the Parish Council are launching “Wild about Goostrey”; a scheme for us all to join in with – where we can all make a difference (even on the smallest plot) by creating a wildlife-friendly habitat to […]