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

Solitary Bee Week

Solitary Bee Week  - about raising awareness for the solitary bees.

With over 240 species in the UK, they make up 90% of the bee population and along with other pollinating animals are responsible for one third of all the food we eat. However, like our honeybees and bumblebees, they are under threat and need our help. 

Fri, Jul 5 - Thu, Jul 11 2024, All day
National Moth Week

National Moth Week
Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth.
Scientists estimate there are 150,000 to more than 500,000 moth species.
Their colours and patterns are either dazzling or so cryptic that they define camouflage. Shapes and sizes span the gamut from as small as a pinhead to as large as an adult’s hand.
Most moths are nocturnal, and need to be sought at night to be seen – others fly like butterflies during the day.

Sat, Jul 20 - Sun, Jul 28 2024, All day
World Soil Day

Our planet’s survival depends on the precious link between soil and water. Over 95 percent of our food originates from these two fundamental resources. Soil water, vital for nutrient absorption by plants, binds our ecosystems together. This symbiotic relationship is the foundation of our agricultural systems.

Thu, Dec 5 2024, All day