Welcome, young conservationists, nature enthusiasts, and parents of the future guardians of our beautiful planet! In Whitehill & Bordon we are lucky to be surrounded by wonderful wildlife and nature. Join us as we delve into the importance of taking care of our environment and its inhabitants.

A Home for Animals

Whitehill & Bordon is not only a vibrant community but also a sanctuary for a wide array of wildlife. Our furry friends share this space with us, and it is our duty to ensure their safety and preservation. Together, let’s explore the ways we can protect their habitats:

Preserve their Natural Habitats: Many animals call the woodlands of Whitehill and Bordon their home. By refraining from damaging trees, picking flowers, or leaving litter, we ensure they have suitable habitats to thrive in.

Creating Wildlife Gardens: Get your green thumbs ready! By planting native trees, flowers, and providing food sources like bird feeders and insect houses, we can transform our own gardens into havens for wildlife.

Learn how to make a simple bird feeder here  How to make a bird feeder │ Crafts | National Trust

Our Actions Matter

Even small actions can have a significant impact on the surrounding environment. Let’s take a closer look at how we can lend a helping hand:

Say No to Plastic: Refuse single-use plastic items such as straws, bottles, and cutlery that often end up in our rivers and harm aquatic life. Encourage your friends and families to minimise plastic waste too!

Be Mindful of Litter: Properly disposing of our rubbish in designated bins prevents animals from becoming entangled in or ingesting harmful materials. Remember, every small piece of litter removed makes a difference! The Whitehill and Bordon Community Trust host regular litter picks around the town, you can find out when the next one is here – Home | Whitehill and Bordon Community Trust | Hampshire (wb-ct.org)

Discovering Nature’s Secrets

Being young explorers, we have the unique opportunity to uncover the hidden treasures of Whitehill & Bordon’s environment. Let’s get ready for some exciting adventures:

Birdwatching Bonanza: Grab your binoculars, a notebook, and head outdoors! Observe our feathered friends in action and learn about different bird species that call this area home.

The National Trust have a great resource on bird spotting through the seasons – Birds to spot through the seasons | National Trust

Discover Your Inner Naturalist: Explore the woodland trails and heathlands. Take note of the diverse flora, butterflies, and insects. Hogmoor’s bat hibernation bunker is also an important facility to protect the local bat population, and if you go for a walk in the twilight you might see some of these amazing creatures flying around.

Special Finds: Hogmoor Inclosure is home to many species but at certain times of the year you can spot grass snakes, adders, slow worms, toads, frogs, and lizards!

We’re hosting a Family Wildlife Walk in March and get to know the best places to spot the towns nature. Register your interest here – www.theshedwb.com

The young people of Whitehill and Bordon hold the key to preserving the wildlife and environment around us. By taking a proactive approach, we can ensure that future generations will enjoy the same beauty that we have had the privilege to witness firsthand. Let’s embrace our role as responsible caretakers, together, we can make a difference.

Remember, championing conservation is a lifelong journey. So, let’s keep exploring, learning, and working towards creating a brighter, greener future for Whitehill & Bordon!