1st Feb - 31st Aug 2018
Our Grab That Gap campaign encourages all our collections to grab a small (approx. 10m2) area of unused space on their site (for example a stand-off barrier or a grass verge), and plant it up in Spring with wildflower seeds, provided by Emorsgate Seeds. This is part of a wider effort to improve management of our sites for native species.
We’re hoping that zoo staff, volunteers, schools and other groups will be able to get involved and we’re asking for photos of the site prep, planting, ongoing management and of course the beautiful end results to be shared on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #GrabThatGap2018. All those BIAZA collections who have registered and who share photos on their social media, tagging BIAZA, will receive a Grab That Gap certificate, and will be entered into a prize draw to win a beautiful tree to plant on their site, kindly provided by our campaign sponsors Lycetts Insurance.
For more information on planting wildflowers check out the Flora locale website. By clicking on the 'Create a Meadow' icon on the Flora locale homepage you can access a list of training opportunities, technical notes and case studies of other growing projects.
Members can find campaign resources (after logging into the member's dashboard) here.