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Water firm pours life into Dorchester wildlife garden
Youngsters at a nursery school in Dorset are one step closer to creating a wildlife garden thanks to a Wessex Water grant.
Children at Dorchester Community Nursery School wanted to create a wildlife garden to attract bugs and butterflies in the nursery’s garden.
Now they have scooped a £250 Watermark award which will help them get the garden started. Head of the nursery Helen Christopher said they had the space and the energy to put all their plans to work, but they didn’t have the funds to bring them to fruition.
She said: “We have called our project Butterfly Paradise.
“We want to make the most of what we have and bring the environment alive for the children.
“We would like to include a small pond to encourage frogs and toads to make their home here, and we will certainly have fun building a bug hotel and making plant beds to grow flowers and plants to attract butterflies.
“We are delighted with this support.”
The Watermark Award provides funds for environmental projects within the Wessex Water area. It has supported over 800 environmental initiatives.
Organised by The Conservation Foundation, all projects are judged by a panel chaired by its president David Bellamy.