THE ASTONS SCAREMOW COMPETITION

The Astons have joined up with the Churn Climate Change Action Group and invite you to be part of the first ever ASTONS SCAREMOW COMPETITION TO CELEBRATE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Photo copyright of Plantlife with thanks

For bees and butterflies and many other insects, flowers are their dining plates with pollen and nectar providing them with a fantastic feast. Yet many of us have got into the habit of mowing our lawns too often and during peak flowering time which means fewer flowers and therefore fewer insects. This affects how well our ecosystem works, from how well crops are pollinated to how well other wildlife fares.

We’re encouraging villagers to take part in Plantlife’s NO MOW MAY campaign

To take part (and all the family can get involved) leave a small patch or the whole of your lawn completely uncut for the whole month of May and then record how many flowers you can count at the end of the month between the 23rd-31st May.

Register and record your results here: www.plantlife.org.uk/everyflowercounts.

 

It’s tempting to get the mower out when grass gets long so you’ll need something to scare the mower off. You need a ScareMow!



MAKING YOUR SCAREMOW

Your SCAREMOW can be any size you want and there are helpful instructions here for you to follow if you need some inspiration.

www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/discover-wild-plants-nature/scaremow

We can provide some craft supplies to help you make your own.

You can use eco-friendly products or you could recycle old cleaned packaging.

Please email Anna at dillon.anna@gmail.com to collect any supplies she has.



CHURN CLIMATE CHANGE  ACTION GROUP

           www.churnchurches.co.uk/notices/churn-churches-climate-action-group.php

The purpose of the Churn Climate Change Action Group is to encourage conversation and action within the communities served by the Churn Benefice to reduce the impact of Climate Change. The Churn Climate Action Group is represented by George Curtis from the Astons.

World Environment Day is on the 5th June. There will be a special church service at:

ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH ON THE 6th OF JUNE. START AT 9AM.


THE COMPETITON

To take part in the village competition we ask that you bring your SCAREMOWS and a photo of your lawn to the grounds of St Michaels Church in Aston Tirrold before 9am on the 6th June. Your entries should be labelled with your surname and house name. You would be very welcome to join the church service which starts at 9am.

After the service, the entries will be judged and three prizes awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

If you can’t make it to St Michael’s Church please email a photo of your SCAREMOW and lawn, by the 5th June to astonswildlife@gmail.com.

More  details about the competition will be written here shortly. We look forward to seeing some exciting entries. Good luck.