We’re currently working on offering information sheets, activity sheets and challenges which are easily downloadable. Please keep checking this page, as we’ll regularly update it to include more.
If you’d like to make the kitset hedgehog house we designed for our Hedgehog House Building Day, you can download the plan here!
Our Plant Guide includes pollinator-friendly plants for every season, which are easy to grow and propagate. Especially useful when planning what to plant in your flower beds or planters, or deciding which plants are good to swap between neighbours. To swap, just divide the plants if they grow in a clump, or search out seedlings close to the main plant. You could also take a cutting and wait for it to grow roots or collect the seeds. For more ideas on what to plant, check out this Wildlife Trust page as well as the RSPB, which has photos of 7 easy-to-grow Summer flowering plants for pollinators.
Make your walk to school or the shops way more interesting by trying out our Pavement Plants Challenge. Tick off how many wildflowers you see growing on verges and pavement cracks along your road and send us your results!
If you’d like to make one of our Wilderhood Watch knitted hedgehogs, you can now download the pattern here. They make great Christmas decorations!
If you’d like to make more eco-friendly Christmas decorations, download the instructions for our twig stars here.
We’ve found this brilliant Bee Friendly Planting Activity from the RSPB, which gives detailed instructions on how to plant your own pollinator-friendly flower bed. Try to source your plants from neighbour’s gardens, so that you know they’re chemical and peat-free. They’ll also grow much better than anything you’ll buy in a garden centre!
For more great activities try downloading Plantlife’s Wildflower Spotter sheets. They have photos and fun facts about wildflowers you’re likely to come across for every month of the year!
For a list of common butterflies and the plants you can grow to help them, try this page on the Wildlife Trust website. You can click on any species in the list, both butterflies and plants, to find photos plus more detailed information.
For more detailed information on native bee species and their preferred plants visit this page on the Wildlife Trust website. Even more ideas for what to plant to keep your pollinators happy!
The Hello Trees resource page is full of quiz sheets, activities and information about anything and everything tree related (including the animals that depend on them, like squirrels and birds). Fantastic for primary aged children!
Thirteen Paces by Four by Joe Gray
The Remarkable Trees of St Albans by Kate Bretherton
Wilding by Isabella Tree
The Garden Jungle: Or Gardening to Save the Planet by Dave Goulson
The Running Hare: The Secret Life of Farmland by John Lewis-Stempel
Wildlife Gardening by Kate Bradbury
How to build a Wildlife Pond by Kate Bradbury
Silent Earth: Or Averting the Insect Apocalypse by Dave Goulson
Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard
The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young