Make more space for nature

This is a new series to encourage people of all ages to get involved in nature and creativity based activities, helping you connect with nature. Look out for new ways to make more space for nature over the coming months.

Bees

How do bees help us?
Bees provide every third mouthful of food we eat. Without bees, we can’t grow some of our favourite foods. Many wildflowers and plants might disappear too.

Bees carry pollen from flower to flower. Pollination is an important part of the life cycle of plants, flowers and the food we eat. You can learn more in our pollination activity linked to below.

How can we help bees?
Did you know that Chatsworth keep bees in the kitchen garden? Our gardeners Stefan and Simon take care of the bees and the beehives. Growing bee-friendly plants and flowers are one way we can help our fuzzy friends. 

POLLINATION ACTIVITY

Birds

Looking at birds can be relaxing and fascinating. You don’t need to be a fully-fledged birdwatcher to enjoy watching birds. There are many identification guides online, and the RSPB website has some useful free resources.

Here are a few fun and short activities to get you started. 

LOOK CLOSER TUNE IN FLY & SPY EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS

Connecting with nature

Take some time to connect with nature, using these gentle activities. Try a wildlife word search, notice and draw the signs of spring or find out which words describe the wonder and beauty of nature in other languages and cultures.

Our resources combine the five ways to wellbeing with pathways to nature connectedness.

CONNECT WITH NATURE GET IN TOUCH MEANING OF NATURE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK

Share your creations

We invite you to share what you create with us and your feedback. Post on our Facebook page using #makemorespacefornature or email us at education@chatsworth.org.

We look forward to seeing your creations!

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