The flora and fauna of contested and overpopulated spaces are like the canaries of the coalmines, the first to sing. Approximately 239 different species of birds, 31 species of reptiles, 32 mammals, 10 species of frogs and two species of fish have been recorded in or around the GreenWay, but many are struggling with a loss of habitat or incursion into their native environments by predators. Alongside local scientists and environmental community groups, The Wild Lives Project seeks to find ways to provide shelter for these populations by developing sculptural havens for local birds, lizards and microbats.
Designed to be beautiful, these sculptural works highlight the need for this intervention and, it is hoped, allow more visitors to the GreenWay an appreciation of local species and ways to support them in their natural habitat.
Friday 7 May:1-3pm Needle-felting workshop: needle felt a pollinator and chat about the ecology of the GreenWay and our plans to support wildlife species.
Saturday 8 May: 11am – 1pm Screen printing: screenprint a bent-wing micro bat, a local resident of the Greenway. BYO tea towel or t-shirt