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Campaign for Bucks residents to share nature stories

The RSPB is calling for locals to send in their stories

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 7:55am 11th July 2020. 2-minute read.

Campaign for Bucks residents to share nature stories

Buckinghamshire residents are being asked to send in their lcokdown stories. 

The RSPB has launched a campaign to find out how Buckinghamshire residents have enjoyed nature over the past few months. 

They want to hear from people whether they are new to exploring green spaces or are regular visitors to local spots. 

Adam Murray, Head of Community Empowerment at the RSPB, said:

"Connecting with the natural world is more important than ever. Over the last few months, as we juggled work, family life and wellbeing, all from the confines of home, the natural world became a playground, a gym, a tonic, and much more besides. But while our lives have changed, the threats to nature have not gone away.

"We'd love you to share the new things you have noticed and started to appreciate more in your world - large and small. Whether it's cleaner air, the wildlife in your local park or getting creative in your support of the natural world, we'd love to hear about it. We want to know what you've started to value during these strange times."

The goal is to have Bucks residents share their stories, including images and videos on social media using the hashtag #MyWorldNow.

Whether it be a new found love of birdsong while working from home, or an appreciation of green spaces during daily walks.

Nature enthusiast, Daisy Hughes, said:

"I've noticed that some of my nearby verges are being mown less often, meaning they're full of ox-eye daisies, orchids, dandelions, trefoil and clovers - gorgeous, amazing for pollinators and absolute oases for insects in a heavily built-up area! Would love to keep it like this after lockdown wherever growth doesn't obstruct road view - would be great to see councils following "no-mow May".

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