More than 300 homes will be
given away by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust at the Royal Show next
They are not for you and me
– but each is a house for a woodlouse.
And everyone visiting the
stand, put on by the wildlife trusts from across the Midlands, will
get the chance to enter a free draw to win a design for a wildlife
The wildlife trusts are back
at the Royal Show after a break of eight years. And they want to
spread the message that everyone can help wildlife, wherever they live
– town or country.
The stand put on by the
wildlife trusts will have wildflowers and ideas for improving the
garden, and also carry information about the new agri-environment
There will be experts from the
wildlife trusts from across the Midlands, with advice and information,
with woodlouse houses, nest boxes, bat boxes and wildflower seeds to
help improve people’s gardens.
Simon Lyster, Wildlife Trust
director general, said:
“I am delighted that the
Wildlife Trusts are back once again at the Royal Show with fun ways
to improve your own gardens, as well as our more serious messages
for protecting the wider environment.
“By working with farmers
and landowners to encourage wildlife-friendly farming and land
management, we aim to achieve a positive future for agriculture.
“I would like to thank
Middlemarch Environmental Limited for their help in sponsoring the
unusual prizes, which we hope will catch the public’s imagination
and build on the growing enthusiasm for wildlife gardening.”
Dr Andy Tasker, director of
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, said:
stand housing the wildlife trusts is at Block 6 on Avenue at the Royal
Show at Stoneleigh, which starts on Monday 3 July and runs for four
“We hope that lots of
visitors to the Royal Show will call in and see the wildlife
trusts’ stand – not just to win a house for a woodlouse, but
also to find out how to improve their gardens and wildlife and to
enter our free draw for their own wildlife garden make over