Wilding Wimborne

Wilding Wimborne

Wilding Wimborne's aim is to help the reversal of dramatic insect and wildlife loss by bringing the community together to 'Take Action for Insects'. There are 7 objectives derived from Professor Dave Goulson's report on 'the decline of insects'.

    1.    To bring the Wimborne community together to raise
awareness and address the local loss of insects and other wildlife. 

    2.    To reduce the impact of items and activities that are harmful to wildlife: for example, limit the use of herbicides and pesticides; avoid peat-based compost; reduce light pollution. 

    3.    To build homes for wildlife and erect them around the town and in people’s own gardens as community activities. 

    4.    To provide food for wildlife and increase the native flora in the town by Identifying suitable areas and planting them with native wildflowers. 

    5.    To increase the tree canopy cover from 15% to 20%. by undertaking planting on green spaces, streets and the river valleys, while providing a diversity of tree species to provide food and habitat for wildlife. 

    6.    To provide opportunities for people to interact with nature through events, walks, planting and growing fruit and vegetables for the benefit of the local community. 

    7.    To protect our rivers by monitoring their health and pollution events.

We are a sub-group of Wimborne War on Waste, local individuals and groups
who are concerned about the biodiversity crisis and want to do something
about it.
We are witnessing the largest extinction event on Earth since the dinosaurs,
with 41% of insect species facing extinction. Two causes are loss of habitat
and overuse of pesticides. Insects pollinate a third of our food crops and are
the main food source of much wildlife, so this is a grave cause for concern.*
* Extracted from a report by Prof D. Goulson, commissioned by Dorset Wildlife Trust.
Populations can recover, so it's not too late to act. Our aim is to work
together as a community to maintain and increase insect and other
biodiversity in and around Wimborne. 

Contact us by email wildingwimborne@gmail.com


Bee Home Trail

Follow the Bee Home Trail around Wimborne and see where there are Homes for Bees.


Upcoming events

No Mow May

From the RHS website:

If you want to encourage wildflowers in your lawn, try No Mow May. As the name suggests, you simply stop mowing in early May, which allows the wild plants already in your lawn to grow up and flower, adding colour and attracting pollinating insects and other wildlife. You can leave your whole lawn uncut or just a section.  community, or giving a second life to ingredients that most commonly go to waste



Wed, May 1 - Fri, May 31 2024, All day