Updated: Feb 8
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This summer many of us might be planning a staycation due to the current Covid crisis. But that’s not all bad news as there’s plenty of nature and wildlife to explore locally. Little Otter Books is thrilled to be working with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust this August so you can shop local and support local wildlife causes at the same time.
We've all seen the headlines bemoaning the fact that children spend too much time inside and all the detrimental effects that can have. But one of the benefits of lockdown has definitely been the time to spend out in our local wild spaces and discover places right on our doorstep.
Getting children out and about in wild places is something I'm really really passionate about and as a family we love visiting the areas maintained by the local Wildlife Trust where there are some great learning opportunities just waiting to be discovered. Throughout this month we're going to be visiting a selection of nature reserves managed by the Trust and you can see what we get up to on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts in the UK. Together with the support of its volunteers and members, the Trust takes practical action every day to help wildlife flourish. The Trust manages a network of nature reserves, covering nearly 2,000 acres, including woodlands, grasslands and wetlands as well as nationally rare habitats such as fen-meadows and patches of heath and orchards. They also run a lot of free events throughout the year on helping people connect with nature and learning about all different aspects of it. It's well worth checking out their website and having a look at some of the online events they will be holding this summer.
Like many other charities, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are facing a massive shortfall in funding so 10% of all sales from our website this month are going straight to the Trust to help them continue their work in wildlife conservation and promoting wild spaces for everyone to enjoy.
We have also launched a brand new Nature and Wildlife section on our website so you can get stuck in learning about wildlife on your doorstep or further afield.