Urban Wildlife Hotspot on Lisburn Campus!
Research shows that urbanisation drives declines in wildlife and biodiversity. With many species of insect and animal under threat from pollution and habitat destruction, it is vital that we make a conscious effort to preserve and create habitat for native flora and fauna within our increasingly urbanised world.
The Eco Committee was keen to do just this in our Lisburn campus and so consulted with Animal Management students who were working on measuring and increasing biodiversity already. The groups decided to team up and the Eco Committee made an application for a Rewilding Kit to local environmental charity, Live Here Love Here.
The environmentally-motivated Foundation Learning students and Skills for Life & Work students were eager to get involved, with Foundation Learning providing considerable help to clear the ivy running riot over the banks and plant wildflower seeds, while Skills for Life and Work assembled flatpack bird, bat and bug boxes!
Check back in with us later in the summer when we update on the impact of the team’s efforts!
If you would like to turn your garden into a habitable home for birds, bugs, bees and more, watch out for next week’s vlog post on “Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden.”
You can also apply for your very own Rewilding Kit through Live Here Love Here’s “Adopt a Spot” scheme to help get you started. Follow this link to find out more.
A massive thank you to the students who created and delivered this project and to the staff supporting them!