At St Faith’s we want to manage the land around the church to encourage wildlife. As part of this, this spring we are creating new habitat areas outside the Church and Parish Centre.
Come back to this page over spring and summer 2021 for updates on the new habitat areas!
On the southern edge of Victoria Square, we have removed the grass and topsoil from two areas. One area will be for wild grasses and flowers, to create a habitat for invertebrates and small mammals. The second area will be for annual wildflowers, to create a habitat for pollinating insects.
9th March 2021
We have removed the topsoil because the wild grasses and flowers we intend to seed need a poorer soil. We have covered the two areas with black sheeting to kill any weed seeds which might germinate now that we have disturbed the soil.
The black sheeting will be in place for six weeks (until mid April), when we will remove the sheeting, rake the soil, and plant grass and flower seeds.