Butterfly Garden Discovery Centre
We are always keen to support worthwhile community projects. This idea particularly appealed to us as CJ WIldlife are keen advocates of wildlife gardening and have already supported Butterfly Conservation in the publication of their recent Butterflies of the West Midlands book in which we agreed to be Species Champions for both the Peacock and Red Admiral butterfly, two of our best-known garden butterflies.
Thanks to the plants and the range of new insect houses that CJ Wildlife donated the garden is positively buzzing with insects including many butterflies. The Garden includes specially selected plants to attract insects plus a nesting area for solitary bees and other bugs.
Mike Williams, Publicity & Marketing Officer at West Midlands Butterfly Conservation said: “Pollinating insects are in serious trouble in Britain which is bad news not just for wildlife but also for us as we rely on insects, including butterflies and moths, to pollinate the food that we eat. Gardens can never replace natural habitats but we can play a part in helping pollinators by growing plants which are rich in nectar and pollen. We hope that the new Pollinators Garden at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre created by volunteers from West Midlands Butterfly Conservation with the help of CJ Wildlife will inspire visitors to follow our example and introduce a similar range of plants into their own homes. Already, the new garden is positively buzzing with insects including many butterflies.”
Butterflies are declining nationally and Butterfly Conservation are constantly looking at ways to battle this decline. Click here for more information on Butterfly Conservation.